September 29, 2023

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Another Vladimir Putin threat: Russia has deployed an advanced nuclear-capable ICBM

Another Vladimir Putin threat: Russia has deployed an advanced nuclear-capable ICBM
Russia announces addition of Sarmat missiles to its war arsenal (Europe Press/Contact/Cover Images)

Russia has come into operation Advanced ICBM President Vladimir Putin will once again make the country’s enemies “think twice,” the head of Russia’s space agency said Friday. Roscosmos.

Yuri BorisovThe director of the agency said that Sarmat missiles have been placed On combat duty, according to various Russian news agencies. No details were given.

Sarmat is one of several advanced weapons announced by Putin in 2018. These missiles – launched from silos – are capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and will replace the R-36 ICBMs that NATO calls Satan.

Sarmats have a short initial release phase, giving monitoring systems little time to track them.

In 2022, about two months after he sent his troops into Ukraine, Putin said Sarmats will “guarantee Russia’s security against external threats”.And in the heat of aggressive talk, they will make those who try to threaten our country think twice”.

ICBMs will be mass produced at the plant Crossmash (Siberian Krasnoyarsk region) from Roscosmos.

On April 20, 2022, Russia conducted a test launch of Sarmat from Plesetsk Cosmodrome.It reached its target at a distance of 6,000 kilometers in the Kura polygonOn the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the test launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region via video link in Moscow, Russia, April 20, 2022 (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS)

The launch was broadcast on public television and was led by the Russian president, who launched the war in Ukraine two months earlier.

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In addition to having the highest tactical-technical characteristics, the Sarmat is “capable of surpassing all modern anti-missile defense mechanisms,” Putin asserted.

“It has no analogues in the world and will not for a long time.” was assured.

The RS-28 Sarmat, classified by NATO as the SS-X-30 or Satan-2, replaces the world’s most powerful silo-surface missile, the RS-20B Voevoda (SS-18 or Satan).

On March 2, 2018, shortly before his re-election, Putin introduced Sarmat to the community during a controversial State of the Nation address.

Sarmat “has an almost unlimited range,” he warned the West The US anti-missile system “does nothing”.

With a range of 17,000 to 18,000 kilometers, it is called a key part of Russia’s arsenal, capable of striking targets across Europe and even reaching the territory of the United States.

(With information from AP, EP and EFE)