Design and developmentEdit
The Russian defense industry began developing an intercontinental-range nuclear-powered cruise missile capable of penetrating any interceptor-based missile defense system. Its capabilities are said to be a missile with unlimited range and ability to dodge missile defenses. The name of the weapon was chosen by the unusual route of a public vote. A major stage of trials of the cruise missile of the Burevestnik complex, the tests of the nuclear power unit, were successfully completed in January 2019.
The "sister" project of 'Burevestnik', the Poseidon (Status-6) nuclear torpedo / drone submarine, is also built around a miniature nuclear propulsion unit.
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