Last week, the Russian government revealed their newest nuclear weapon, the RS-28 Sarmat missile. It is reported that this massive missileThe political climate has not been very pretty the past few months. The unexpected rise of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and the campaign behind Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has created a harsh political atmosphere and division in the United States; one that the whole world is watching.
After claims of Russia hacking U.S. technologies and leaking information in an attempt to steer the election in favor of Donald Trump, tensions between the American and Russian governments have tightened. Putin denies these claims. Many Americans fear Russia’s technological advances and their abilities may lead to something sinister. Political affairs have also been affected by various airstrikes by Russia in Syria, with their direct interaction, and interruption in the Syrian Civil War.
A Big Stick
Last week, the Russian government revealed their newest nuclear weapon, the RS-28 Sarmat missile. It is reported that this massive missile is capable of blowing off a portion of land the size of Texas to pieces, something that is without a doubt terrifying to imagine. What is even more terrifying is that this missile is known to be nicknamed the ‘Satan 2’.
The Satan 2 is capable of releasing an explosion that is 2,000 more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This was by the United States back in 1945 to end World War II. And if that wasn’t enough, this new Russian missile is capable of bypassing radar defenses. This means that it can strike with no knowledge of it ever being launched in the first place.
Cold War DeJaVu
The Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau published an image of the rocket online. The Satan 2 is expected to take the place of the original Satan missiles. These original missiles were developed back in the 1970s during the Cold War. Both the U.S. and Russia have signed treaties to limit the number of ballistic weapons that each global superpower has.
The Satan 2 will begin deployment in 2018 and will replace the original Satan missiles by 2020. Thanks to recent issues, many have anticipated that we are currently at the dawn of World War III. While many are hopeful that no military conflicts happen with our NATO allies, it is troubling to see that people would still consider even building these types of machines.