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Russia’s Massive 200-Ton RS-28 ICBM Will Be Ready for Nuclear War in 2021

Russia’s Massive 200-Ton RS-28 ICBM Will Be Ready for Nuclear War in 2021Russia’s massive 200-ton RS-28 Sarmat heavy liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missile is set to become operational by 2021. “Under the government-run program for armaments extending till 2027 Sarmat is to be produced serially starting from 2020,” a defense industry source told the TASS news agency. The weapon does not appear to have started testing yet, but the comments from the TASS source appear to somewhat contradict previous comments from other Russian officials.



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India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBMIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system.



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India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBMIndia successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system.



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Defiant North Korea Launches What Appears To Be ICBM

Defiant North Korea Launches What Appears To Be ICBMNorth Korea has launched another ballistic missile, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.



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Here Is Everything We Know (And Don't) About Russia's Mysterious ICBM Tests

Here Is Everything We Know (And Don't) About Russia's Mysterious ICBM TestsRussia’s Strategic Missile Forces tested a RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile on September 26. The missile was launched from Kapustin Yar to the Sary-Shagan test site. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the launch was designed “to test an advanced combat payload” which is designed to “overcome missile defenses.” The data gathered from the experiment will be used to develop future Russian ballistic missiles technology to counter missile defenses.



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South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the moveBy Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. South Korean officials believe more weapons tests by the reclusive state are possible, despite international outrage over Sunday’s nuclear test and calls for more sanctions against it. South Korea’s Asia Business Daily, citing an unidentified source, reported that North Korea had been observed moving a rocket that appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) towards its west coast.



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US successfully tests ICBM following N. Korea missile launch

US successfully tests ICBM following N. Korea missile launchThe US military conducted a test Wednesday of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said, just days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch. Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance, but this one came at a time of soaring tensions with North Korea over its trial of an ICBM last week. “While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” the Air Force Global Strike Command said.



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US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM Launch

US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM LaunchTHAAD is a ground-based missile defense system. It has been designed to shoot down short- medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.



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AP Analysis: North Korea's 2nd ICBM test augurs a new normal

AP Analysis: North Korea's 2nd ICBM test augurs a new normalNorth Korea's 2nd ICBM test augurs a new normal.



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North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts 'entire' US in range

North Korea says 2nd ICBM test puts 'entire' US in rangePYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons.



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