Russia just carried out a test launch of its Satan 2 nuclear missile on Thursday, which is capable of wiping out an entire country with a single strike.
According to the country’s defense ministry, the rocket, also called the RS-28 Sarmat, was fired roughly 500 miles north of Moscow from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport.
Officials said the missile covered 3,600 miles before hitting a target on the Kura test range, an intercontinental ballistic missile impact area in the Russian Far East.
Three submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads also carried out successful ballistic missile tests, while three bombers hit ground targets with cruise missiles.
It was also believed to be capable of carrying 12 nuclear warheads and could annihilate an entire country in one strike.
The Kremlin also said President Vladimir Putin was involved with the exercise and personally launched the rocket, in addition to test-launching three others himself.
The defense ministry said in a statement:
Russia has carried out an exercise to manage its strategic forces, All objectives of the training have been successfully completed.
Strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MC and Tu-22M3 also took off from several Russian air bases and launched cruise missiles.
The rockets hit ‘ground-based’ targets in Kamchatka, eastern Russia, in the Komi Republic, in the north, and on Russian military terrain in Kazakhstan.
Concerns among members of the international community were raised earlier this month after Russia carried out test exercises which involved the use of intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) launchers.
Large scale war games were carried out only last month, administered by Russia and Belarus.
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