Russia announces successfully test-launched of Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile
Science & Technology
4th May, 2022
Russia announced that it successfully test-launched a Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile recently.
About Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile:
- Sarmat is an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of nuclear charges.
- The weapon can be deployed with 10 or more warheads on each missile.
- The long-range missile has been in development since the 2000s.
- The Sarmat is designed to elude anti-missile defence systems with a short initial boost phase, giving enemy surveillance systems a tiny window to track.
- Weighing more than 200 tonnes and able to transport multiple warheads, Putin says the missile can hit any target on Earth.
- Sarmat is the most powerful missile with the longest range of destruction of targets in the world.
- The Sarmat missile test took place at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia's Arkhangelsk region.
- Dubbed Satan 2 by Western analysts, the Sarmat is among Russia's next-generation missiles that Putin has called "invincible," and which also include the Kinzhal and Avangard hypersonic missiles.
- Last month, Russia said it used Kinzhal for the first time in warfare to strike a target in Ukraine, where Russian troops have been engaged in a special military operation since February 24.