"I know that they do not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities", Putin told Kelly.
Russian Federation has completed the tests of small-sized nuclear power units for cruise missiles and autonomous underwater vehicles, a military-diplomatic source said.
In just one day, the suggestions have been pouring in: "Kraken" for a new underwater drone capable of blasting coastlines with a powerful nuclear explosion.
In addition to the three weapons chosen for the naming contest, Putin, in his "State of the Nation" speech last Thursday, also claimed to have a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) carrying multiple warheads and decoys for outwitting anti-missile defenses.
DARPA has also advised the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on ways to protect against hypersonics as part of the ballistic missile defense review, Walker said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a massive rally in his support as a presidential candidate at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
The hypersonic vehicle "flies at a speed 20 times the speed of sound. and it can maneuver thousands of kilometers up and down and right to left", Putin said, gesticulating energetically.
Launched from missiles and "absolutely invulnerable", it "heads for a target like a meteorite, like a ball of fire". "Practically invulnerable", according to Putin. "That's the key", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters.
At the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement: "U.S. defense capabilities are and will remain second to none". Nauert claimed it depicted an attack on the U.S., despite there being no depictions of presumed targets or points of impact.
The Trump administration is working on an expanded USA missile defense policy that would address certain threats from Russian Federation and China, departing from a previous strategy that focused almost exclusively on rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran.
During his address, Putin said everything Russian Federation is doing to strengthen its defences is within existing arms control agreements. And the United States has extradition treaties with more than 100 countries - including Russian Federation.
President Putin rebuffed accusations by Western media outlets that he was starting a new arms race.
"The collapse of the Soviet Union", Putin responded, according to the Russian news agency Tass.
In fact, Prigozhin has been nicknamed "Putin's chef" because of his close ties to the Russian political leadership and his ability to obtain lucrative government contracts.