Russia Shows Off Test-Launch Footage Of Its 'Satan 2' Long-Range Missile

Russian MoD: Drop Test of Newest Heavy ICMB Successfully Conducted

The RS-28 Sarmat is a super heavy, liquid-fueled ICBM capable of carrying multiple, independently targetable thermonuclear warheads and has been said capable of evading state-of-the-art defenses and destroying an area the size of Texas.

"The test was carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, [a] spaceport in the west of Russian Federation".

The Russian Defense Ministry has issued a statement Friday reporting that they've conducted a second test of the Sarmat system, a super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that is meant to counter growing Western investment in missile defenses.

The Voevoda missile, the world's heaviest ICBM, is known as "Satan" in the West, The Associated Press reported Friday.

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The ICBM test also simultaneously comes during a time when North Korea - which a year ago test-fired missiles it claimed would be able to hit the United States - is taking center stage in world diplomacy is what is perceived as an effort to achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.

While congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his March 18 win last week, Trump warned, "If you want to have an arms race we can do that, but I'll win", NBC News reported Thursday, citing two unnamed White House officials. The U.S. and other countries have expelled some Russian diplomats. Russian state-run news agency TASS reported in 2016 that the missile would have a range of more than 11,000 km and its warhead would weigh 100 tonnes. Putin's boasts also seemed targeted in large part at a domestic audience, shortly ahead of a presidential election. In a statement, Russian Federation said the launch was a success.

"It can attack any target, through the North or South Pole, it is a powerful weapon and no missile defence system will be able to withstand", he said.

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