It was announced that Russia is to carry out three tests of its new deadly hypersonic Satan 2 intercontinental ballistic missile this year.
The 208-ton weapon, officially named RS-28 Sarmat, is the biggest beast in Vladimir Putin’s modernised nuclear arsenal and is expected to go into service in 2022.
A defence source told TASS state news agency that three launches of the Sarmat ICBM will be carried out as part of flight development tests in 2021.
The launches are supposed to be from an underground silo at Plesetsk space centre in northwestern Russia hitting targets in Kamchatka on the country’s Pacific coast.
One test is expected to be at a maximum range of 11,200 miles.
According to another TASS source, the first of the three test launches are expected in the third quarter of this year.
Previous footage of the invincible hypersonic weapon, known in the West as Satan 2, during a drop test shows it emerging from its silo, pausing as if hovering above the ground and then speeding to its destination in a cloud of white smoke.
Moscow boasts the new weapon can evade the United States defence shield and is capable of destroying an area the size of England and Wales, or Texas.
This comes amongst the highest tension since the Cold War between Moscow and the West over Ukraine, alleged election meddling, and cyber attacks.
Next year, the Sarmat will start state trials before going into service late in 2022.
TASS was told that the Defence Ministry was already acquiring serially produced missiles, and Russia previously said that they were planning on conducting the flight tests, which will still take place this year, after missile ejection tests, or drop tests, had positive outcomes.
Sarmat supersedes the R-36M2 Voevoda missiles, seen as the most powerful in the world and operational since the 1970s.
The payload of the new age missile is approximately ten tons.
The TASS report said that the Sarmat engines quickly boost the missile to the safe zone and make it safe for the missile defence until it reaches the main flight trajectory.
Its designers said that it can fly by a variable route circumventing missile defence systems. It’s also able to fly over the North and South Pole and approach targets from places that are not envisaged for interception.
But it doesn’t matter how robust the weapon is, you can only die once, and at the end of the day, if Russia launched it, then we would probably all be eliminated and they know it, game over.
If only this money had been put to some good use because there are people out there that don’t even have fresh water to drink. We’re destroying the world, and now all we can do is plan how better to destroy it even further.
And if Russia launched against the United Kingdom, then we would send everything we had back at them, but that would be kind of pointless seeing as everyone would be dead, and it’s such a pity that they have to centre their energy on ways to destroy the planet.
Why can’t they just apply their abilities to something useful like reversing habitat destruction, eradicating cancer or saving endangered species? Anyone would think that they want to destroy the planet, and then they wonder why nobody trusts them.
However, the real weapon is fear, and it’s used against us daily, and they could start a nuclear war, but what will the victor be in charge of, a burnt-out planet, and radioactive for thousands of years, living on tinned food, so enjoy being a prisoner of your own making.