The missile was revealed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual State of the Nation address on 1 March, 2018.  The Russian defense industry began developing an intercontinental-range nuclear-powered cruise missile capable of penetrating any interceptor-based missile defense system. Its capabilites are said to be a supersonic 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.
The "sister" project of 'Burevestnik', the Poseidon / Kanjon nuclear torpedo / drone submarine, is built around a miniature nuclear propulsion (probably involving a steam turbine, if so can be charged to a turbogenerator to provide electricity, nozzle or pumpjet can also be added and collegated) system as well. A video shows a static test of the sub, which is basically a nuclear-capable torpedo.
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