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Russia announces successfully test-launched of Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    4th May, 2022

Context

Russia announced that it successfully test-launched a Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile recently.

About

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.
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