New video shows preparations for a new Sarmat ballistic missile test launch.

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It also sports missile defense penetration countermeasures.

The most prominent feature of Sarmat is its extensive range, which allows it to attack targets from any angle, even flying over the South Pole. This is in contrast to the Cold War, when the USSR and the US considered the North Pole as the most probable direction of a nuclear attack, since both countries sit in the northern hemisphere.

The first test launch of the missile took place at the end of 2017 and was judged a success.

According to Yuri Borisov, deputy minister of defense of Russia, all practical, scientific and production problems with this missile have been overcome.

“Productive forces are prepared that can allow the production of as many missiles as the Ministry of Defense requires,” he said in an interview Monday.

Sarmat was one of a set of advanced weapons presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his Address to Russia’s Federal Assembly February 28. – Sputnik

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