Russia's new Skyfall missile that will be able to fly around Earth for YEARS

Russia's new Skyfall missile that will be able to fly around Earth for YEARS and will be ready to launch nuclear strike at any moment, Britain's defence intelligence chief warns Skyfall missile can 'attack from unexpected directions,' says Defence chief Accident involving the missile caused radiation spike and left at least five dead   Russian president Vladimir Putin has called it 'a radically new type of weaponry'

By Luke May For Mailonline

Published: 11:22 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 11:22 BST, 13 September 2020

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Russia's new Skyfall missile that will be able to fly around Earth for years and launch a nuclear strike at any moment, Britain's defence intelligence chief has warned. 

The 9M730 Burevestnik missile, also known as Skyfall by Nato, has been linked to the deaths of at least five scientists in an accident in Nyonoksa, north eastern Russia, that caused a radiation spike 'one thousand times higher than lethal,' last August.

Britain's Chief of Defence Intelligence, Lt Gen Jim Hockenhull, told a media briefing: 'Moscow is testing a subsonic nuclear-powered cruise missile system which has global reach and would allow attack from unexpected directions'. 

Russia's Skyfall missile would be able to fly around the Earth for years and could launch a nuclear strike at any moment

Russia's Skyfall missile would be able to fly around the Earth for years and could launch a nuclear strike at any moment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called the missile as a 'radically new type of weaponry'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called the missile as a 'radically new type of weaponry'

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