9M730 Burevestnik

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The 9M730 Burevestnik (Russian: Буревестник; "Petrel", NATO reporting name SSC-X-9 Skyfall)[1] is a Russian nuclear-powered, nuclear-tipped cruise missile with virtually unlimited range.[2]

Cruise missile launch site on the satellite imagery

The missile was revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual State of the Nation address on 1 March, 2018. [3] The Russian defense industry began developing an intercontinental-range nuclear-powered cruise missile capable of penetrating any interceptor-based missile defense system. Its capabilites are said to be a missile with unlimited range and ability to dodge missile defenses.[2] The name of the weapon was chosen by the unusual route of a public vote.[4] A major stage of trials of the cruise missile of the Burevestnik complex, the tests of the nuclear power unit, were successfully completed in January 2019.[5]

The "sister" project of 'Burevestnik', the Poseidon / Canion nuclear torpedo / drone submarine, is built around a miniature nuclear propulsion (probably involving a steam turbine or Radioisotope thermoelectric generator, if so can be charged to a turbogenerator to provide electricity, nozzle or pumpjet can also be added and collegated) system as well. A video shows a static test of the sub, which is basically a nuclear-capable torpedo.[6]

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Prototype of a nuclear turbojet aviation engine Template:Not translated 4 on the stand of the National Laboratory Idaho

Presented during the Federal Assembly message also:

Projects of the twentieth century:

Compact reactor for spacecraft:


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1064991343624237059
  2. ^ a b Lendon, Brad (July 20, 2018). "Russia shows off new weapons after Trump summit". CNN. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  3. ^ Gady, Franz-Stefan (March 2, 2018). "Russia Reveals 'Unstoppable' Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile". The Diplomat. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  4. ^ Osborn, Andrew. "Russia names Putin's new 'super weapons' after a quirky public vote". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  5. ^ http://tass.com/defense/1045012
  6. ^ Trevithick, Joseph. "Russia Releases Videos Offering An Unprecedented Look At Its Six New Super Weapons". The Drive. Retrieved 2018-07-20.

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