Putin unveils new ‘Satan’ missile as he issues warning to those ‘threatening’ Russia

Ukraine: Vladimir Putin launches missile in warning

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The Russian Defence Ministry has announced it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday. Dubbed the RS-28 Sarmat, it it often nicknamed “The Satan”. 
It was one of the six new Russian strategic weapons first unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2018.

The Ministry of Defence said: “The launch tasks have been completed in full. The design characteristics have been confirmed at all stages of its flight.

“The training warheads have arrived in a given area at the Kura training ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula.”

Putin was shown on TV being briefed by the military that the missile had been launched from Plesetsk in the country’s northwest and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east.

He said: “The missile will be a nightmare for those who try to threaten Russia. It will be food for thought.”

It was the first launch of a series of tests.

After being put through its paces, the weapon is expected to go into service with the Strategic Missile Forces.

“Sarmat” is a strategic missile system with a heavy-class liquid-propellant ICBM, the weight of one such missile exceeds 200 tonnes.

The terrifying weapon is 35.3 metres long and three metres in diameter referred to as a heavy ICBM capable of carrying a 10-ton payload.

According to Russian state media, the Sarmat can carry up to 10 large warheads and 16 smaller ones.

It can also carry a chilling combination of warheads, which could include hypersonic boost-glide vehicles.

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