Russia completes first launch of new nuclear-capable ICBM

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Russia completes first launch of new nuclear-capable ICBM
"Sarmat" has the longest operational range in the world, according to Russia, which will significantly increase the combat power of the country's strategic nuclear forces.
By ROMAN MEITAV
Published: APRIL 20, 2022

The first launch of the Russian intercontinental ballistic missile "Sarmat" was successfully carried out from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Wednesday. It has been under development for years and so its test launch is not a surprise for the West, but it comes at a moment of extreme geopolitical tension due to Russia's war in Ukraine.

"On Wednesday at 15:12 Moscow time at the Plesetsk state test cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, a Sarmat fixed-based intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully launched from a silo launcher," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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