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Russia Tests Fires Sarmat ICBM

On April 20, the Russian military announced it had successfully executed the first test of its Sarmat liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Russia’s Defense Ministry said the launch proved the missile’s effectiveness “in all phases of its flight.” U.S. Defense Department Press Secretary John Kirby said that Russia had informed the United States about the...

Russia Conducts Second Sarmat ICBM Test Launch

On March 30, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces conducted a second ejection test of the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The test launch took place at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, a spaceport in western Russia approximately 800 kilometers north of Moscow. “The new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile underwent an ejection test at the Plesetsk state test...