Moscow: Russia has unveiled its biggest ever nuclear missile which is said to be powerful enough to almost destroy an area the size of New York State with a single blast.
The Independent reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to replace country’s good old array of SS-18 Satan weapons with new generation RS-28 Sarmat super-missiles.
The Sarmat is being developed at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, who also declassified the first few images of the missile on Sunday.
A Ruptly report says that the Sarmat will weigh at least 100 tonnes, feature heavy payload capacity of up to 10 tonnes and might be able to carry either 10 heavy or 16 light nuclear warheads.
The report on Independent also says that Samrat will make the bombs that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II look like ‘popguns’.
“The prospective strategic missile system is being developed in order to assuredly and effectively fulfill objectives of nuclear deterrent by Russia’s strategic forces,” the statement signed by chief designer V Degtar and leading designer Y Kaverin said.