Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
This is the moment a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile is launched into the sky as the military shows off its firepower and tests its combat readiness.
The Russian Ministry of Defence released footage of their cold-launched, three-stage, RT-2PM2 Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile being launched at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in north-western Russia’s Arkhangelsk Oblast region.
The video shows the steel cover of the launch shaft opening with a powerful rocket making its way out of it in the next few seconds.
The Topol-M can carry a single warhead that has a 800-kt yield. The technology was developed after the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union.
Russian military officials confirm that the missile reached its target at an undisclosed location on the Kamchatka peninsula in north-eastern Russia.
The aim of this military exercise was defined as testing its technical readiness.
Netizen ‘Car abars’ ironically noted: “Russian MoD bringing deathly silence to any corner of this planet.”
While another one ‘Aleksey’ added: “I can watch and rewatch this video all day long.”
The development of the Russian intercontinental ballistic missile began in the 1980s as a Soviet response to American Strategic Defense Initiative.
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