The fact that this thing failed is one thing. But the fact that it could be successful is damn right scary.
This missile has been code-named Skyfall by NATO. And seems to have spiked some interest in that it’s still being tested after several failures.
The Skyfall has unlimited range, and therefore, has unlimited paths to take to a target…want to hit Washington from Moscow? No problem. It could fly to the horn of Africa, Crisscross the Atlantic, fly up the coast. Its defenses against counter measures? Speed and ever changing pathways.
The problem, control the very tiny reactor without it melting down.
That’s what happened during this test. The thing melted down. Creating a radiation spike before being brought under control. Not before killing 5 of 8 scientists working on it.
Is this a new step in our arms race? Is this even possible?