We are living in the era of nuclear bomb and missiles, Countries like Russia, America, China and India possess world’s most destructive, dangerous missiles and Most Powerful Missiles and still working on improving these weapons. Russia and US are producing huge amount of defence materials and they even produced some deadly missiles which could bring Armageddon in few moments.
Here are top 10 most powerful missiles ranked according to their striking capabilities, amount of destruction and technology used in them.
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It is one of most recent ballistic missiles deployed with Russia with a speed of more than 7000m per second. No doubt Russia is serious with it’s security. This missile has a range of 11000 kms but is fastest in its range. Russia is considered a dominating state and rumors of Russian interference in U.S elections proves it. It’s no doubt that current weapon deal between India and Russia will pave way for India towards becoming a superpower.
9. RSM-56 Bulava – SLBM (Russia):
In terms of SLBMs, the Soviet Union and Russia had somewhat fallen behind the United States in overall performance and capability. The Bulava is a more recent addition to the Russian submarine arsenal. Designated the SS-N-32 by NATO, the missile was designed for the new Borei-class submarine. Plagued by numerous failures during the testing phase, Russia accepted the missile into service in 2013. The Bulava is currently armed with six 150kt warheads, although reports say it can carry as many as 10. As with most ballistic missiles, it also carries a number of decoys to aid its survivability in the face of a missile defence system. Range is approximately 8,000 km fully loaded and the CEP is a relatively high 300-350 meters.
8. DF-5/5A – ICBM (China):
In comparison with the other missiles on this list, the Dong Feng 5 can be considered the minivan of ICBMs. It’s not pretty, fancy or sophisticated but it is more than capable of getting the job done. The DF-5 entered service in 1981 and sent the message out to any would-be enemies that China planned no preemptive strikes but would make sure ti would punish anyone who attacked it. This ICBM can carry a huge 5mt warhead and has a range of over 12,000km. The DF-5 has a CEP of around 1 km which means it has one purpose – to flatten cities. The warhead size, CEP and fact it can take an hour to fuel and prepare for launch all mean this is a retaliatory weapon meant to punish any potential attackers. The 5A had a range increase, 300m CEP improvement and reported ability to carry multiple warheads.
7. Agni 5 – 8000 km (India):
The indigenous developed, intercontinental, surface to surface, nuclear capable ballistic missile is unlike other missiles in the Agni series. Agni-V is the most advanced system so far, which has various new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. The very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) ensures that the missile reaches the target point within few meters of accuracy designated The three-stage missile is about 17 meters long and weighs about 50 tonnes. The first rocket engine equipped with the missile lifts it to a height of about 40 km. The second stage pushes it to about 150 km. The third stage takes Agni-V to about 300 km above the Earth. And the missile finally reaches a height of about 800 km. With CEP less than 10 meter’s it is considered as world’s most accurate Nuclear missile.
6. Jericho III – 11,500 km (Israel):
The Israeli weapon systems are highly secretive and all that is known about them is through speculation and whatever little data is available to the public. Jericho is a code name given to its ballistic missile program. The Jericho lll is the latest of its long range missile and is an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. It can carry a payload of about 1000 kg and can carry conventional nuclear or unconventional payloads. Its range has been speculated to be anywhere from 2000 km to 11,500 km.
5. UGM-133 Trident II – 12,000 km (US & UK):
The current SLBM of the US and UK submarine force is the Trident II. The missile became operational in 1990 and has been updated and upgraded since. Fully armed, the Trident can carry 14 warheads. Various treaties have seen this number reduced and the missile currently carries 4-5 475kt warheads. Maximum range is dictated by its load of warheads and varies between 7800 and 12,000km. The US Navy required a CEP of 120m or less for the missile to be accepted into service. Numerous defense reports and military journals often state that the Trident’s CEP exceeded that requirement by a large margin
4. M51 SLBM – 10,000-11,000 (France):
Here,M51 SLBM is a submarine – launched ballistic missile built by Airbus Defence & space deployed with French navy with a budget of $3.9 billion. This dangerous missile has a range of 10,000-11000 km and makes France a super power. With such technology France not only proves its supremacy in world fashion but also in defense.
3. Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) – 12,000–15,000 km (China):
Like Israel, China’s defense systems are also secretive but there is a bit known about the Dongfeng-41 or DF-41. It is nuclear solid fueled road mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. DF-41 is probably the world’s longest ranged missile with range of 12,000–15,000 km and the capability to hit anywhere in the world. DF-41 can carry multiple payloads and has a top speed of Mach 25.
2. LGM-30G Minuteman-III – 13,000 km (U.S.A):
Minuteman III is on second number in worlds most powerful missiles. It is U.S land based intercontinental ballistic missile in service with Air Force Global Strike Command. As of 2016, the LGM 30-G is the only land based ICBM in service of united states. This missile has range of 12000-13000 km and is also a low maintenance weapon. It is attack ready with less time and with one command. This is the reason why Americans sleep peacefully and enemies fear it.
1. R-36M2 – 10,200–16,000 km (Rusia):
R-36M2 is the most powerful missiles in the world. First deployed in 1974, the R-36 has gone through a number of changes which even at one time included carrying a 20-25mt warhead. The last development of this missile, the R-36M2 has ten 750kt warheads and a range of approximately 11,000 km. With a top speed of nearly 8 km/s and a CEP of 220m, the Satan is a weapon which caused a lot of concern for American military planners.
Meet the SATAN. That’s the Russian SS-18 SATAN with 10 warheads and more than 16000 km range, that’s the beast.
So this is what world consider as These are the “Top 10 Most Powerful Missiles in the World”
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