VIDEO| Putin "shows his teeth to the West" raises the nuclear missile, 30 times more powerful than Hiroshima

2024-03-02 22:41:06 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

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Just 24 hours after Vladimir Putin's tough-toned speech in Moscow, where he openly threatened to strike the West, Russia has tested a nuclear missile.

Kremlin commanders announced the testing of a Yars ballistic missile. Video released by Russian state media showed the 50,000 kg weapon being fired from a mobile carrier.

"At the Plesetsk State Test Cosmodrome, the crews of the Yoshkar-Ola Missile Forces conducted a combat training launch of a PGRK Yars solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a multiple warhead. The training heads reached the area assigned to the Kura training ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The purpose of the launch was to confirm the tactical, technical and flight characteristics of the modern missile system. All assigned tasks were fully completed," said a statement from the Russian military.

Yars missiles, known to NATO forces as the SS-29, can hit speeds of Mach 25, or nearly 20,000 mph.

They can also carry nuclear warheads of up to 500 kilotons. This is nearly 30 times the force of the bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima to end World War II.

They can also be armed with multiple warheads to achieve maximum destruction over a wide area.

Missiles can be launched from silos, trucks or from the infamous nuclear train that circles Russia. Russia is estimated to have more than 150 Yars missiles in service and they possess about 6,000 nuclear warheads.

 

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