Is Russia building a nuclear space bomber?

(From The National Interest)

Joseph Trevithick

A senior Russian officer claimed the Kremlin’s weaponeers are working on a nuclear-armed, orbital bomber that can lob megaton atomic bombs at any city on Earth just an hour or two after launch.

Yes, you read that right.

But don’t panic. For a whole host of reasons, we’re unlikely to ever see this plane in the real world — nor numerous other high-tech projects Kremlin officials and Russian defense contractors say are in development.

While the country is a major producer and supplier of all sorts of real armaments, Russia may not even really want to build any of these super-weapons. Read more

Russian Air Force Tupolev bomber

Russian Air Force Tupolev bomber

 



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