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Report: Putin’s Newest Missile Can’t Go Farther Than 22 Miles

The Russian president bragged in an address to the nation that the weapon had an "unlimited range." It appears that its range is very much limited.

By NTK Staff | 05.22.2018 @2:00pm
Report: Putin’s Newest Missile Can’t Go Farther Than 22 Miles

In his annual address to the Russian people in March, President Vladimir Putin revealed that his military supposedly developed an intercontinental ballistic missile with “unlimited range,” showing a video of the weapon striking Florida.

But according to an embarrassing report from CNBC, the weapon is not as effective as Putin had hoped.

Intelligence sources told CNBC’s Amanda Macias that, over several tests, the missile’s range failed to exceed a pedestrian 22 miles:

The cruise missile was tested four times between November and February, each resulting in a crash, according to sources who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity.

The U.S. assessed that the longest test flight lasted just more than two minutes, with the missile flying 22 miles before losing control and crashing. The shortest test lasted four seconds and flew for five miles.

Russian officials are denying the report, but CNBC’s intelligence sources are emphatic, saying Putin’s supposedly innovative weapon has failed to operate successfully.

For reference, the relatively primitive Nazi V-2 rockets had a range of about 120 miles in the 1940s, six times farther than the missile Putin presented as Russia’s strategic crown jewel.

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