Russia Test Launches New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Putin: Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation

(From CNBC)

Russia tested its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the second time on Friday, the country’s defense ministry said in a tweet.

The nuclear weapon called Sarmat will replace the current Soviet-era missile called Veovoda.

Russia’s ministry of defense tweeted a video showing the ICBM taking off.

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled details of the missile in March. At the time, he said that the ICBM “can reach any point in the world.” The ICBM was unveiled as part of a raft of defense measures during his annual State of the Union address earlier this month.

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