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Russia Has a Sneaky New Way To Sink a Navy Warship

Russia’s military spending cannot match the Kremlin’s ambitions. Western sanctions and low gas prices forced a big cut to the Russian military budget in 2017, bedeviling a host of military projects. However, Russia is looking at cheap and easy ways to equip its forces — particularly the navy — with sophisticated weapons.

Introducing the Army's Secret Weapon to Fight Russia: Super 'Cannons'

A 70-kilometer target range is, by any estimation, a substantial leap forward for artillery; when GPS guided precision 155mm artillery rounds, such as Excalibur, burst into land combat about ten years ago - its strike range was reported at roughly 30 kilometers. A self-propelled Howitzer able to hit 70-kilometers puts the weapon on par with some of the Army’s advanced land-based rockets - such as its precision-enabled Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System which also reaches 70-kilometers.

Russia's New 'Terminator' Tank Might Be Able to Kill One of America's Most Deadly Weapons

Russia is developing a third generation of its BMPT-72 Terminator combat support tank.

The vehicle, designed to support tanks and infantry, will also be able to shoot down drones, according to Russian media.

"The new vehicle will be able to operate against all types of targets: air, ground, enemy troops and material targets,"  Sergei Abramov, a director of the state-owned Rostec armament firm, told Sputnik News.

They Could End the World: 5 Most Deadly Submarines on Planet Earth

While they have thankfully never been used during a shooting war, nuclear-powered submarines carrying nuclear-tipped missiles are the most deadly weapons mankind has ever devised. In some cases—as in the case of the Ohio-class submarine during the height of the Cold War—even a single vessel could reduce as many as 288 city-sized targets into radioactive ash in less than 30 minutes. Indeed, these vessel and their payloads could end human civilization in less time than it takes to order a pizza if a third world war were to break out.

Video: Is America or Russia to Blame for the New Cold War?

In this video, Stephen F. Cohen and Michael A. McFaul conduct a debate called “The New U.S.-Russian Cold War—Who Is To Blame?” It originally took place on May 9, 2018 and was held by the Harriman Institute and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. It provides a superb guide to some of the most controversial issues surrounding the U.S.-Russia relationship, both in the past and the present.

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