Russian military ships and submarines equipped with Tsircon hypersonic missiles will be capable of destroying command centers on the United States territory in five minutes, Retired Counter Admiral Vsevolov Khmyrov told reporters on Thursday.

Khmyrov said that after withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the US will control systems that they may decide to deploy in Europe “from command centers on the territory of the American continent.” Russia’s Tsircon missiles will not only create a counterweight to missiles deployed in Europe “but will also ensure the capability to strike key control systems – command centers,” he added.

“If a carrier (submarine or military ship) with Tsircon missiles onboard is located in 500 kilometers from the coast, then missiles will be capable of reaching coastal targets at the depth of at least 500 kilometers” he noted. “Such a hypersonic system like Tsircon practically breaks through any missile defense system,” Khmyrov said.

“The number of military ships and submarines with Tsircon missiles onboard on combat dury in West Atlantic and East Pacific may stand at two-three ships on each direction with about 40 missiled onboard,” Khmyrov said.

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http://tass.com/defense/1045757

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Sux! In less than 4 minutes, US’ ICBMs and SLBMs will be airborne… And it may take longer to reach NORAD and not sure to take it out : it is under a mountain… He also forgets that there are nice ABMs like Mach15 RiM-161D likely to be found on any Arleigh-Burke destroyer… Now think about it : HiMARS MLRS based east of Kirkenes, Norway would only be 100-115km from Polyarny, Murmansk and all Russian navy northern command centers… A salvo from a single HiMARS is know to saturate 1km² with cluster-bombs and I wouldn’t bet you can’t fit a… Read more »

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Why would Iran and N. Korea attack Russia? You’re not campaigning for Navalny, are you?

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Vince : Russia is too huge to allow full coverage, only main population+industrial centres have permanent SAM/ABM protection. An usual way to know where they are concerned is to look where mobile SAM/ABMs are placed. You have concentration of SAM units that has rose in the Ukrainian border area, you have the ABMs that have been moved where there are trajectories to hit strategic areas in case of launches from either NoKo or Iran. If you want to know why, sorry, I’m neither in touch with Putin nor Russian MoD, although I have my little idea about it as I’d… Read more »