Russia’s Most Brilliant Developers – Rotting in Jails.
Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles – Russia
Cristal M Clark
It would seem that in Russia, the reward for being one of the most brilliant developers in the world, is jail.
Last year, Vladimir Putin quite regularly bragged about his hypersonic nuclear weapons, his claim is that the intercontinental missiles are capable of flying 20 times faster than the speed of sound.
More importantly, Vladimir reminded us that no one in the entire world has the technology themselves to create the missiles and that no one can shoot them down, meaning that anti-missile systems would prove futile against Russia, should they decide to launch one hypersonic nuclear weapon.
During meeting with top military officials recently, Vladimir spoke about a test launch of what is called “Avangard,” which happens to be a mobile hypersonic missile system.
Vladimir described it as “a big success and victory,” and he then promising delivery of the new strategic missile system to the military in early 2019.
Vladimir also very highly praised the developers of the missiles, then promptly jailed them.
Well at least some of them. A few of the most brilliant minds that were behind the Russian hypersonic research are behind bars, under investigation for treason and accused of leaking secrets to foreign colleagues and are now classified as enemies of the Motherland.
Where they remain just rotting away.
The reality is that, like it or not if we were to look at from a military or intelligence standpoint, this is just a very well thought out proactive, strategic move by the Russian Government.
Rather than risk a leak, one of the jailed researchers kidnapped or someone becoming what is commonly referred to as a double agent, and/or commit espionage this move is actually quite logical.
By default Russia just ensured that it’s technology is not going to fall into anyone else’s hands.
While some may see this as inhumane, in certain jobs for any government entity worldwide, it is well known that the employee may never actually get to go home.
For Russia, this news really should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Cristal M Clark