Published: Mon, April 02, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Russian Federation test fires intercontinental ballistic missile nicknamed 'Satan 2' by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Russian Federation test fires intercontinental ballistic missile nicknamed 'Satan 2' by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

"No "kind of" - not even future missile defense systems will offer any trouble to the Russian rocket complex, Sarmat", Putin said in a speech.

Russia's Defense Ministry released a short video of what they claim is the second test launch of the powerful ICBM from a base in Plesetsk in northwest Russian Federation, close to the Arctic Circle, according to ABC News.

Russia's military on Friday conducted its second test of a new type of inter-continental ballistic missile which Russian officials say could reach any target in the world with a nuclear-tipped missile, according to multiple news reports.

Russia's ministry of defence shared a video of the launch on Twitter, with the Sarmat missile set to replace the Soviet-era Veovoda missile. "He added that Sarmat also carries a bigger number of nuclear warheads, which are more powerful than the ones on Satan".

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled details of the missile in March.

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Putin has made much of developing such "invincible" systems as a counter to costly United States missile defense programs.

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.

President Putin unveiled a suite of other weapons during his speech, including a supersonic weapon that can not be tracked by anti-missile systems. In a statement, Russian Federation said the launch was a success.

"Russia remained and remains the largest nuclear power". USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation viewed this as a provocation and assembled new forces along Russia's borders, leading to an increase in military action from both sides of the crisis.

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