If considering Russia’s recent actions and has left a bitter taste in your mouth, today’s revelation of it’s new shiny super nuke of terror will leave you positively sickened. Russia’s Kremlin engineers and designers have today unveiled pictures of it’s and largest and worst nuclear weapon, of which can wipe out an entire country without breaking a sweat.
Vladimir Putin’s aggression has unequivocally climbed as the rest of the world has diplomatically looked on, tiptoeing with trepidation around the ‘president’s’ narcissism. The news of this deadly and unrivalled weapon comes as no surprise, and Putin has not once hidden the fact he intended to replace his arsenal of SS-18 weaponry. Given Putin’s ongoing feud with the West, this bold move could be considered ‘check mate’.
The RS-28 Sarmat missile (fittingly referred to by Nato as Satan 2) can reach a speed of 7km per second. Furthermore, it is undetectable to anti-missile shield systems (radar).
If that was not terrifying enough, the Satan 2 carries warheads of 40 megatons. To put it in perspective these are 2,000 times the power of the Hiroshima bombs.
Should anyone remain un-phased, the speculation that this missile’s range will be approximately 10,000km (meaning Putin could jeopardise the UK, Europe, and parts of America from his back yard) may put things in perspective. As the first image was delivered to the world, so too was this statement by the engineers:
‘In accordance with the Decree of the Russian Government. On the State Defense Order for 2010 and the planning period 2012-2013, the Makevev Rocket Design Bureau was instructed to start design and development work on the Sarmat.’
Also, ‘The prospective strategic missile system is being developed in order to create an assured and effective nuclear deterrent for Russia’s strategic forces.’
Satan 2 is allegedly undergoing tests near Miass, and we can apparently look forward to its arrival by 2018.