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Russia unveils terrifying new submarine missile capable of nuking the UK ten times over

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May8,2024

Russia has ratcheted up nuclear tensions with the West by warning its new submarine-launched Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile has gone into service with the armed forces.

The 40ft weapon, with an estimated 5,160-mile range, can carry six to ten individually guided nuclear warheads which can strike multiple targets putting it well within striking distance of the whole of Europe and the UK.

It is seen as the cornerstone in the naval part of Russia‘s land-sea-air nuclear triad.

The move comes as Russia has repeatedly warned the West of the threat of nuclear war if NATO missiles hit its territory or Alliance troops are deployed in Ukraine.

The Northern and Pacific Fleets of the Russian Navy have seven Borei-class submarines capable of carrying 16 Bulava missiles.

Last November, the defence ministry said a submarine had successfully test-launched the Bulava, firing it from an underwater position in the White Sea off northern Russia and hitting a target thousands of miles away on the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east.

The missile – with a launch mass of 37 tonnes – was developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology.

Putin has regularly made clear his nuclear troops are ready for a potential conflict with the West. His close ally Dmitry Medvedev branded Lord Cameron a “moron” over his vow to Ukraine that they can use British missiles to target Russia, and not solely territory occupied by Putin.

Medvedev – who was Russian president when David Cameron became prime minister in 2010 – warned the Foreign Secretary he was risking nuclear war. He mocked the peer for seeking “to fight with Putin to the bitter end”.

“I remember this bloke quite well. I worked with him when he became prime minister,” he said. “An ordinary dull British guy. At that time he was joyfully stupid and looked like a young devil who was revelling in his unexpectedly acquired position.”

He alleged that the Anglo-French Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG missiles were not controlled by Ukrainians but “by the British and French”.

Warning directly of a nuclear attack on the West, he said on Telegram: “Under certain circumstances, the answer for this [Russian missiles] will fly not only to Kyiv. And not only with conventional explosives but also with special ammunition.”

Drills were now underway to practice such moves, he said.

“And even His Royal Majesty’s not fully educated morons should understand this,” he said. “What about the fight against Putin? In other words, the fight against Russia. I don’t have a decent answer, except for one thing. David – you might want to be careful.”

Medvedev was modern Russia‘s longest-serving prime minister. He was also Russian president between 2028-2012.

He is now Putin’s deputy on the Russian Security Council, which now has ex-defence minister Sergei Shoigu as its secretary.

Cameron had said: “In terms of what the Ukrainians do, in our view, it is their decision about how to use these weapons, they’re defending their country, they were illegally invaded by Putin and they must take those steps.”

This appeared to change an understanding that Western long-range missiles would be used in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, but not in Russia itself.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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  1. As a security expert, I find Russia’s unveiling of this new submarine missile deeply concerning. The escalating nuclear tensions with the West are very alarming and could have catastrophic consequences. It’s crucial that diplomatic efforts are prioritized to prevent any potential conflicts.

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