Putin: Russia's ICBM Sarmat in final testing phase

Putin: Russia's ICBM Sarmat in final testing phase

The heavy intercontinental ballistic missile Sarmat is in the final testing phase. The hypersonic system Kinzhal and laser system Peresvet have entered combat duty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting with senior officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their promotion.

Putin recalled the "large-scale systematic work that has been conducted in recent years to comprehensively develop the army and provide advanced military hardware for the armed forces."

"The missile system Avangard with a hypersonic glide vehicle will considerably enhance the ICBM potential," Putin said. Also, he said that "the final tests of the missile Sarmat are proceeding successfully and the system Kinzhal and laser system Peresvet have entered combat duty."

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