Screenshot of the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau website, showing an illustration of what appears to be the RS-28 Sarmat. © PHOTO: MAKEYEV.RU
Sputnik: First Image of RS-28 Sarmat, Russia's Largest-Ever ICBM, Unveiled (PHOTO)
The Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau has declassified the first image of Russia's prospective new super-heavy thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile, the RS-28 Sarmat.
The Sarmat, undergoing development at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau in the city of Miass, just east of the Ural Mountains, is Russia's answer to the threat of missile defense systems designed to undermine the global strategic balance.
On Sunday, Makeyev released an illustration of how the new secretive weapon, expected to go into production as soon as 2018, actually looks.
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