Russia announced on Wednesday that it had carried out a first test firing of its new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, which President Vladimir Putin presents as unique in the world and likely to give pause to anyone who would be tempted to threaten his country. This is the terrible “Satan 2”.
This Wednesday, April 20, images broadcast on Russian television show the head of state with army officials after the shooting from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the northwest of the country. the missile hit its targets on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.
“It is truly a armed unique which will strengthen the military potential of our armed forces, which will ensure Russia’s security in the face of external threats and which will make those who try to threaten our country think twice with raging and aggressive rhetoric,” Vladimir Putin said.
This weapon that can carry a dozen nuclear warheads and whose first launch took place today will be the subject of a special test program, said the Russian Ministry of Defense. The shooting was carried out at 3:12 p.m. (2:12 p.m. in France), according to the Russian Ministry of Defense and hit its target in Koura, about 6,100 kilometers away.
Russia launched an intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat”
At the same time, Putin said that “Sarmat” will ensure the security of Russia, will make those rabid who are trying to threaten her think.
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“The longest range of destruction in the world”
“This Sarmat missile is the most powerful missile with the longest destructive range in the world, says the Russian Defense Ministry. This “will considerably increase the combat power of our country’s strategic nuclear forces”.
Putin says the Sarmat ICBM will ensure the security of Russia and make those rabid countries who try to threaten Russia to think again. pic.twitter.com/5JdRiV6cVp
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A real weapon of war, this missile was designed for Russia by the Makeyev design office, its code name: the RS-28, nicknamed by NATO the Satan 2. It is an “intercontinental ballistic missile advanced designed for escape enemy defensesthe deceive or overflow them, but it is not immune to the measures taken to possibly counter it”, explained the expert Guy Martin, of the South African site defenceWeb.
The Pentagon warned
If the test carried out by Moscow is not a surprise for Westerners, the Sarmat missile being in development for years, it intervenes in a context of strong geopolitical tensions born from the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Moscow had warned the United States in advance of the imminent launch, the Pentagon said, speaking of a “routine test”.
According to a US congressional institute, Russia plans to use ten or more warheads on every Sarmat missile. “This new complex has the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is able to overcome all modern means of missile defense. It has no equivalent in the world and will not have one for a long time,” said Vladimir Poutine.