March 15, 2018
Russia is preparing to test its ‘unstoppable’ new nuclear missile, the country’s military has announced.
General Valery Gerasimov told state news that preparations are underway for tests of the missile, dubbed Satan 2 by NATO, at the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
The rocket can carry up to 16 nuclear warheads and President Putin bragged earlier this month that it cannot be stopped by any missile defense system.
The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and the West over the poisoning of a former spy on UK soil with Russian nerve agent.
Gerasimov described the exercise as a ‘pop-up test’ to TASS, meaning it will likely test the launch system which ejects the missile from its silo.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:27 am