Russia’s nuclear Burevestnik missile to become part of Dead Hand doomsday system

Russia’s nuclear Burevestnik missile to become part of Dead Hand doomsday system

The military expert suggests that Burevestnik is outfitted with solid propellant rocket engines. The basic propulsion unit is replaced with an air-jet engine combined with a nuclear reactor.

The Perimeter system, known as the “Dead Hand” was put in operation in the USSR in 1985. In a nutshell, the system ensures the automatic launch of nuclear missiles in case of a nuclear attack against the country, even if there is no one left to be able to give such an order.

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