posted on May, 12 2016 @ 05:45 PM
Having read the article, the following can be stated:
Russia is not going to test fire a nuke. They are part of various test ban treaties and other treaties that they will uphold. What they will be
testing, is the delivery system for a nuclear weapon. This means that they are going to fire off a missile and see if they have the tech and know how
to have one that either could be difficult to or hard to track.
Combine that with its current modernization of its nuclear arsenal and now they have the capacity to do such.
The Soviet Union, in the heyday of its attempt to develop weapons of mass destruction, including its nuclear weapons, came up with the biggest weapon
of all, called Tsar Bomba. It only detonated the small one, dropped from an air plane a 50 mt weapon, the initial blast could be seen and felt over
600 miles away. The blast wave, encircled the earth, and was seen around the world.
What we should read into this article is 2 things: 1) They are updating their nuclear arsenal, including the delivery vehicles to be able to hit a
target miles away. 2) They are going back and trying to reduce the size of their biggest weapon, the Tsar Bomba, (the big 100 mt) weapon to fit on
this delivery vehicle. That is the only way they could be guarantee to have a blast that would devastate an area the size of France/Texas depending
on where it was dropped.
What they are going to do, is show that they have a viable delivery vehicle. Does not need to test or drop a weapon, just show the capacity and
usually it will give them leverage for such in the eyes of the rest of the world. A position of power.