The missile was revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual State of the Nation address on 1 March, 2018.  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. The name of the weapon was chosen by the unusual route of a public vote. 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.
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.
- Nuclear-powered aircraft
- TEM (nuclear propulsion)
- Project Pluto- a US-based cruise missile project that worked on similar principles, closed on the instructions of President Kennedy.
- Supersonic Low Altitude Missile
- Canyon torpedo
Presented during the Federal Assembly message also:
Projects of the twentieth century:
Compact reactor for spacecraft:
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