The Sarmat ICBMs – dubbed “Satan II” – can carry more than 10 nuclear warheads and travel distances of 11,000 miles
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Vladimir Putin has boasted of Russia’s “unstoppable” Satan 2 ballistic missile, which could level an area the size of Britain.
Sarmat’s ICBMs can travel 11,000 miles and carry 10 or more nuclear warheads, and could be launched this fall.
Following Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch, the tyrant issued a chilling warning to the West as he boasted of a “great, significant event” for Russia’s defenses.
He said: “The missile can penetrate all modern missile defense systems.
“There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world and it won’t be for a long time.”
He also stated that the Sarmat will “ensure Russia’s security from external threats and make those who try to threaten our country with aggressive rhetoric think twice.”
Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Roscosmos space agency, confirmed that Russia intends to use the deadly weapons later this year.
Russia reported its first test launch on Wednesday, and Western military experts say more is needed before the missile can be deployed.
This week’s test came after years of delays due to funding and technical issues.
It is a sign of Russia’s strength at a time when the war in Ukraine has heightened tensions with the US and its allies.
Some fear that Russia could even use the missiles against Ukraine if the Kremlin fails to achieve its war goals.
Leigh Turner, the former British ambassador to Ukraine, said: “If Russia visibly loses this war, Putin might authorize their deployment.”
Mr Rogozin, in an interview with Russian state television, said the missiles would be deployed with a unit in the Krasnoyarsk Territory in Siberia, some 1,860 miles east of Moscow.
He said they would be placed in the same locations and in the same silos as the Soviet-era Voyevoda missiles they replace, which would save “a colossal amount of resources and time”.
The launch of the “superweapon” is a historic event that will guarantee the safety of Russia’s children and grandchildren for the next 30-40 years, Mr. Rogozin added.
At the test on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the missile had the “highest tactical and technical characteristics” and was capable of overcoming any missile defense systems.
Putin added: “It has no analogues in the world and will not exist for a long time.
“This truly unique weapon will increase the combat potential of our armed forces, reliably ensure Russia’s security from external threats and give food for thought to those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country.”
The Russian Defense Ministry said: “Sarmat is the most powerful and longest-range target-destroying missile in the world, which will significantly increase the combat capability of our country’s strategic nuclear forces.”
Western fears of nuclear war have increased since Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine.
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