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Russian Federation tests new intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions with West rise

Russian Federation tests new intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions with West rise”

He said the "hypersonic Sarmat ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile is] capable of outmaneuvering any existing missile defense".

The video relayed the Satan 2 missile was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, CNN reported.

Protest over European Missile Defense Shield The Sarmat 2 will replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the world's heaviest ICBM that's known as "Satan" in the West. Newsweek reports the new ICBM is referred to by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "Satan 2", or "Snowflake", which Putin says is a hypersonic intercontinental missile It's not as if the US didn't know about the new Sarmat 2 - Russian Federation announced back in December 2011 it was building the new ballistic missile to "preserve parity in the field".

The heavy ICBM missile is to replace the Soviet-era Voevoda. "He added that Sarmat also carries a bigger number of nuclear warheads, which are more powerful than the ones on Satan".

The first launch of this rocket took place in late December past year. The military said the trial had confirmed its pre-launch and first flight stage characteristics, Xinhua news agency reported.

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A defense source told Russia's state news agency on Thursday that the missile will enter service by 2021, with serial production beginning in 2020.

President Putin unveiled a suite of other weapons during his speech, including a supersonic weapon that can not be tracked by anti-missile systems.

Experts have questioned how complete some of the new weapons vaunted by Putin are in reality, noting that they are long-term hedges against advances in missile defense technology. Amid this chaos, Trump still congratulated Putin on his election win.

"It's a response to USA abandoning anti-missile defense treaty and building up its potential".

"Any use of nuclear weapons against Russian Federation or its allies, be it small-scale, medium-scale or any other scale, will be treated as a nuclear attack on our country", Putin said. In a statement, Russian Federation said the launch was a success.



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