MOSCOW – Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the military said on Friday.
The Ministry of Defense said Plesetsk's launch in northwestern Russia had tested the Sarmat rocket's early-stage performance] Sarmat is said to be the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the heaviest ICBM in the world known as "Satan" in the West , replace.
President Vladimir Putin has unveiled Sarmat and a number of other nuclear weapons earlier this month
Putin said that Sarmat weighs 200 tons and has a greater range than Satan, so he can fly over the North or the South Pole and targets anywhere to meet the world. He added that Sarmat also carries a larger number of nuclear warheads that are more powerful than Satan's.
The Russian president also said the new intercontinental ballistic missile accelerates faster than its predecessors, making it more difficult for the enemy to intercept in its most vulnerable phase after launch. He also said that Sarmat could carry a number of warheads capable of evading missile defense systems.
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