Russia has test-terminated ballistic rockets fit for conveying atomic warheads in an enormous military bore including warrior streams and submarines.
The Strategic Nuclear Forces practice saw rockets let go from land, ocean and air in President Vladimir Putin’s most recent show of power in the midst of pressures with the West.
Shots were discharged from a cosmodrome, by long-extend vital plane flying machine and atomic subs from Russia’s northern and Pacific armadas
Russia’s Ministry of Defence hailed the exercise as a success, saying “all assigned targets were engaged”.
It comes just days after it emerged that the country is set to test its biggest ever nuclear missilewhich is powerful enough to destroy the whole of the UK, Texas or France with a single strike.
They also said Strategic Missile Forces fired a Topol missile from the Plesetsk State Test Cosmodrome at the Kura range.
And a Pacific fleet submarine fired two ballistic missiles from the Okhotsk Sea at the Chizha range, Arkhangelsk region, and a northern fleet submarine fired a ballistic missile at the Kura range.
The Ministry said: “The troops completed all tasks. All assigned targets were engaged.”
The so-called Satan 2 intercontinental ballistic missile could deliver about a dozen nuclear warheads of 40 megatons – 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
President Vladimir Putin’s Defence Ministry plans to test two RS-28 Sarmat super nukes at the remote Plesetsk Cosmodrome before the end of the year, it was reported.
The 100-tonne weapons – which could enter service as early as 2019 – will make the bombs dropped on Japan look like “popguns”, experts have said.
Russia claims the missiles can “beat any defences” as it seeks to replace its arsenal of SS-18 Satan weapons.