Putin, in a state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow just days before he is expected to win another six-year presidential term, said his new weapons include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone that could be armed with a nuclear warhead, and a hypersonic missile that has no equivalent in the world. Our systems are capable of intercepting a few ballistic missiles, not an overwhelming number of them.
"You see, all my ancestors in the past were peasant serfs, while I am the president", Russian state-run news agency TASS quoted Putin as saying.
While submarines are supposed to be as quiet as possible, the Status-6 wouldn't need to be, due to its speed. "Our system defends against ballistic missiles from outside the Euro-Atlantic area", Lungescu said, in reference to the Middle East and further afield.
He said that the nuclear-powered cruise missile tested last fall has a "practically unlimited" range and high speed and maneuverability allowing it to pierce any missile defense. Being nuclear-powered, it can fly around for months, due to its nearly limitless energy supply.
Putin said the USA should send Russia's general prosecutor an official request, instead of using alleged propaganda to attack the Kremlin.
Fielding quick-fire questions from supporters in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad, Putin was asked what Russian historical event he would like to change.
"As we have repeatedly stated, the alliance's missile defense has not been developed and is not directed against Russian Federation, our system protects against ballistic missiles from beyond the Euro-Atlantic region", Lungescu added.More news: Michelle Wie holes monster putt for Singapore win
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"America is moving forward to modernize our nuclear arsenal and ensure our capabilities are unmatched".
And in a video, these missiles were shown descending on Tampa Bay, the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. Nauert claimed it depicted an attack on the United States, despite there being no depictions of presumed targets or points of impact. "Trump, in the campaign, said if he wants an arms race, let there be an arms".
Footage used by Vladimir Putin to boast about his new "unstoppable" nuclear missile was first used in a TV documentary a decade ago.
KELLY: For the record, right now, do you have a workable ICBM that is powered by nukes that you've tested successfully? "This is the opposite of reduction, it's the opposite of a new start and any kind of arms control".
"If you were to speak about an arms race, then an arms race began exactly at the time and moment the USA opted out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty", he said.
The US State Department expressed outrage at Putin's presentation and his "cheesy" animated video of warheads over US soil - and said the Russian leader had confirmed long-held allegations about his programme.