According to Moscow, the RS-28 Sarmat bomb, also known as ‘Satan 2’ intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can wipe out entire US East Coast and reach the UK in three minutes.
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia would deploy the missile by the end of the year, 2022. The Russian president said this on June 21 The Russian president told a meeting with new military graduates: ‘Successful testing of the Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile has been carried out.
‘It is planned that the first such complex will be put on combat duty by the end of the year.’ He went on to describe the deadly weapon as one with ‘the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defence’.
The Russian president has also said the country will also continue to boost its military following damage suffered during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine and praised his troops for battling ‘like heroes’.
He also said the rest of the world has no comparable weapon, and will not have anything similar ‘for a long time to come’.
Satan 2 is a liquid-fueled rocket with an incredible range of 11,000 miles – meaning it can hit targets around the world. It has been described as ‘invulnerable’ and can carry 10 – 15 warheads.
As terrifying as the message is, this is certainly not the first time the West has been threatened with nuclear war since Ukraine was invaded in February.
A retired Russian lieutenant general Evgeny Buzhinsky told state TV that the UK will ‘cease to exist’ if World War Three begins.
The “invulnerable” silo-based weapon has been in development since 2001, following President George W. Bush’s decision to pull out of a 1972 U.S.-Soviet anti-ballistic missile treaty.
The massive 220-ton weapon will replace the Cold War-era RS-36M Voyevoda missiles. The RS-28 Sarmat will reportedly carry a nuclear payload large enough to wipe out an area the size of Texas or France.
Russia announced the first test launch of Satan-2 in April, and a month later, Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s state space agency, Roscosmos, said the nation’s arsenal will soon include 50 of the new missiles.
“I suggest that aggressors speak to us more politely,” Rogozin darkly remarked at the time.
In May, the Kremlin threatened to deploy Satan-2 missiles to strike Finland, the UK and the US, after Finnish President Sauli Niinisto signaled his country’s intention to join NATO.
“If Finland wants to join this bloc, then our goal is absolutely legitimate — to question the existence of this state. This is logical,” said Aleksey Zhuravlyov, deputy chairman of the Russian parliament’s defense committee.
The Sarmat missile, or ‘Satan II’, is said to be the world’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of striking a target 11,200 miles away – meaning it could easily strike targets in the US and Europe.