[LINK] New Russian nuclear missile
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 1 08:40:09 AEDT 2016
On 30/10/16 15:48, Stephen Loosley quoteded Loz Blain's "Russia unveils
massive new Satan 2 ICBM nuclear missiles"
> "... worthy of its NATO nickname: Satan 2.
NATO has a process for inventing names of weapons systems. They tend to
pick unflattering ones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_reporting_name
> ... 24,500 km/h. That's about seven times faster than the SR-71
> Blackbird ever went.
The SR-71 is an aircraft, whereas the Satan 2 is a ballistic missile. It
is not unusual for a ballistic missile to travel faster than aircraft.
> Its payload capacity is an enormous 10 tons, allowing it to carry up
> to 10 heavy warheads ..."
Okay, that is impressive, but not a lot of use. A weapon which can make
a large part of the planet uninhabitable is not something you can use,
only threaten to use.
It might be more use as an anti-ship missile, as China is trying to do
with the DF 21D, to target aircraft carriers:
However, why are we discussing this on Link? I suggest a more relevant
threat is cyber-warfare, where you can't be sure who is attacking you,
or even if you are under attack.
ps: If you would like a job in cyber-security, ANU is hiring. A new
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