Russia’s Doomsday Missile Ready for Doomsday! By Richard Miller (London)
While the ruling elites have us busy opposing their globalist agendas, such as the Voice in Australia and climate change tyranny, everywhere, the world still itches ever-closer to the possibility of nuclear war. Russia has now put its so-called Satan II, or Sarmat, super nuke, into combat duty. The missile had teething problems, always a possibility for something so dramatic. The new missile has a payload of 10 tons, carrying up to 15 nuclear missiles, and has a maximum range of 11,800 miles, meaning that it can reach any place on Earth. And, it is destructive enough to destroy a region the size of France! Putin has said that using hypersonics, it can evade any missile defence of NATO. We would not want to try and see if that is true.
If this is so, then the world has entered an extremely dangerous area, as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), even in its own terms, assumes some sort of nuclear equality, now dramatically fails. Yet, American neo cons and Democrats such as Hillary Clinton, are keen for war with Russia. And that is mad.
“Russia announced Friday it had put its nuclear-capable Satan II intercontinental ballistic missiles on combat duty for the first time.
The missile, also known as Sarmat — and classified as a “superweapon” by Russia — was introduced in 2018 and had been scheduled to be deployed for combat duty at the end of 2022.
“The Sarmat strategic complex has been put on combat duty,” Yury Borisov, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said in a media appearance organized by Russia’s Knowledge Society, the state news service TASS reported.
The Sarmat — or Satan II — missile will replace the aging Soviet-era Voyevoda intercontinental ballistic missile, known by the NATO designation SS-18 Satan, which has been in Russia’s arsenal since 1988.
With an estimated range between 6,200 and 11,800 miles, Satan II has the capability to deliver a 10-ton payload containing 10 to 15 nuclear warheads at once to any location around the world.
After a successful test launch of Satan II last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted that Satan II had no competition and would make Russia’s enemies “think twice” before issuing threats.
Russia’s saber-rattling leader also warned the missile “is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defense.”
Asked Friday about Russia’s “superweapon,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters on a conference call that he was not in a position to confirm reports that Satan II missiles had been put on combat duty.”
“Russia has on Friday announced its Sarmat ICBMs are on "combat duty". RIA has quoted the head of the country's space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, to confirm: "the Sarmat strategic complex has been put on combat duty."
The nuclear-capable Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile system was previously touted by President Putin as being capable hitting "any target on Earth" - and is widely believed to be by far the longest-range missile in Russia's arsenal (or in the world for that matter). It's been nicknamed by NATO the "Satan II".
The Sarmat, which is in a "superheavy" class of missiles, has a short initial boost phase which gives it better ability to elude all conventional anti-missile defense systems, given this results in a much smaller window of time to track it.
By design, its super long-range gives it the ability to reach targets thousands of missiles away in the United States or Europe.
This allows it to carry around 15 warheads, up to 750kt. (The bomb US dropped on Hiroshima was 15kt.)
This would be enough to wipe out a country the size of France. It can also carry hypersonic missiles, rendering most missile defense systems ineffective.
It has reportedly been in development since 2009, and has been in testing phase for several years, some test flights of which may have failed. The Sarmat has been touted as being able to reach speeds of nearly 16,000 mph.
Last year, after a successful test, Putin described: "The new complex has the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defense. It has no analogues in the world and won’t have for a long time to come."
"This truly unique weapon will strengthen the combat potential of our armed forces, reliably ensure Russia’s security from external threats and provide food for thought for those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country," Putin added at the time.
Without doubt, the timing of Friday's announcement is also meant to spook Western leaders, as nuclear rhetoric related to the Ukraine war continues to rise, particularly in the context of Moscow having recently positioned tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.”