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Russia's Message to United States: New Ballistic Missile Can Breach Defenses

The Jerusalem Post - Russia’s work on its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is “nearing completion,” state media says, with President Vladimir Putin paying close attention to the progress of work.

This matters because the Sarmat is expected to build on the experience of the massive 1970s era R-36M2 Voyevoda ICBM.

“The RS-28 Sarmat is an advanced silo-based system with a heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile,” TASS media says. “It has been in development since the 2000s to replace the R-36M2 Voyevoda ICBM. It weighs about 200 tonnes and has a throw weight of around 10 tonnes. The Sarmat is capable of breaching any existing and future missile defenses.”

Clearly, the Sarmat is a message to the US and Europe, as well as to other countries, about Moscow’s current capabilities. The massive missile has no real application except as a strategic nuclear weapon.

Russia is also working on other new weapons,....READ MORE

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post. In 1950, it changed its name to The Jerusalem Post.



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