Russia: Russia’s new hypersonic Sarmat ICBM undergoes test launch

The second in a series of planned missile tests of Russia's new hypersonic Sarmat heavy ICBM was carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk region on Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry announced. This test was said to be a success, confirming the characteristics of the missile system during launch preparations and in the initial stages of flight. When ready, the Sarmat is set to... Еще replace the Soviet-era Voevoda system (NATO reporting name Satan). It is part of a rocket arsenal unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin in February. The Sarmat is said to have almost unlimited range globally.

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