Russia Tests "World's Most Powerful" Missile: 10 Facts About The Weapon

Russia today successfully test-fired the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, a new addition to its nuclear arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said that the new missile would give Russia's enemies something to think about

1. Sarmat is an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of nuclear charges.

2. The weapon can be deployed with 10 or more warheads on each missile.

3. The long-range missile has been in development since the 2000s.

4. The Sarmat is designed to elude anti-missile defence systems with a short initial boost phase, giving enemy surveillance systems a tiny window to track.

5. Weighing more than 200 tonnes and able to transport multiple warheads, Putin says the missile can hit any target on Earth.

6. "Sarmat is the most powerful missile with the longest range of destruction of targets in the world," Russia's defence ministry said after the test.

7. The Sarmat missile test took place at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.

1. Dubbed Satan 2 by Western analysts, the Sarmat is among Russia's next-generation missiles that Putin has called "invincible," and which also include the Kinzhal and Avangard hypersonic missiles.