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Russia conducts 1st full flight test of new ‘Sarmat’ intercontinental ballistic missile

Russia just performed the first full test launch of its next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The “Sarmat” ICBM launched Wednesday (April 20) from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter, also posting a video of the silo liftoff. Following takeoff, the Sarmat’s dummy warhead successfully hit its intended target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east, according to Russian officials.

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