Good news for people who loved the Eighties – Russia is set to test a terrifying nuclear weapon which could reportedly destroy a country in seconds. It’s like the Cold War all over again.
The super-weapon called the ‘Satan 2’ missile is supposed to be the most powerful ever designed, and it’s even equipped with stealth technology to avoid enemy radar.
The nuke’s official name is the ‘RS-28 Sarmat’ and it will replace aging ‘Soviet R-36M missiles’, which NATO military experts nicknamed ‘Satan’, The Mirror reports.
The Russian news network Zvezda has reported:
The Sarmat missile will not only become the R-36M’s successor, but also to some extent it will determine in which direction nuclear deterrence in the world will develop…
Zvezda went on to claim that the missile is capable of delivering up to a dozen warheads, allowing it to destroy an area the ‘size of Texas or France’.
The weapon is expected to have a range of 10,000 km, which will allow Moscow to attack cities in Europe, including London, as well as a number of major cities on America’s west and east coasts.
This prospect of such a powerful weapon will terrify Western military chiefs, as our current missile defence technology would be unable to stop it.
Russia is apparently planning to test fire the weapon this summer, although it’s unknown if the device will carry a full nuclear payload.
The missiles will then be in active service at some point before 2020, so that’s something for us all to look forward too…