Russia has been developing the world’s most advanced Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) since Soviet times. It’s replacing old ICBM’s with high-tech ones. Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM is expected to enter service in 2018.
Russia’s state-of-the-art hypersonic glide vehicle, which analysts say is capable of easily cutting through the existing US missile shield, will become operational by 2020, reports citing US intelligence have warned.
The Russian space agency is looking for somebody to extract precious metals from decommissioned ICBMs stored at its facility. Each missile can net almost 200g of gold, 4.5kg of silver, and a few grams of platinum.
Russia's new hypersonic Sarmat ICBM, which is capable of overcoming missile defense systems, has completed tests and is a "breakthrough" for the country's missile program, according to President Vladimir Putin.
A missile unit in Kozelsk is the first in Russia being armed with stationary Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles, with the Defense Ministry releasing unique footage of a 50-ton ICBM being loaded into the underground shaft.