Russian president Vladimir Putin likes to project a strongman image at every turn, the tougher and more bullish the better. Even though Russia has lost most of the sway it once held around the world, he is committed to return the once formidable empire to its former military glory. To be able to do that in today’s world of technological advances was unimaginable 20 years ago.Words and posturing, and even number of boots in the ground, won’t impress anyone anymore, and Putin knows that as well as anyone else.
That’s why to deliver the message, Russia has chosen the type of weapon that no one can’t ignore. Capable of striking the world and the battlefield like very few weapons can, ballistic missile systems are capable of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. In this footage Russian Federation Armed Forces carry out launches of the improved, mobile, three stage solid propellant RT-2PM Topol Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, as well as the mobile short-range, electro-optical guided Iskander-M Tactical Ballistic Missile, which replaced the 1991 Gulf War famed Scud missiles. With a system’s provided self-homing capability that allows the missile to lock onto the target with its sight and descend towards it at supersonic speed, it’s the most feared short-, and medium-range missile in the world. Very capable messengers I’d say.
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