Russia’s so-called “Satan 2″ is widely renowned as being the most powerful and deadly atomic warhead on the planet. It carries bombs exponentially more powerful than those dropped by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War Two.
The missile can reportedly carry up to 16 separate bombs which allow it to drop multiple nukes on an area in a single strike. It is also said the Satan 2 has a range of 6,835 miles.
Officially named the RS-28 Sarmat, the 100-tonne nuclear weapon will replace Putin’s Soviet-era Satan missiles.
It has been developed by Russian missile production company the Makeyev Design Bureau. It has also been rumored that the nuclear missile is equipped with stealth technology to so it can dodge enemy radar systems.
What level of death and destruction could be caused by Satan 2?
Military expert Dr. Paul Craig Roberts sensationally claimed that the “five or six” of the Russian missiles could wipe out the entire US east coast.
The Russian news outlet Sputnik reported in May 2017 that an RS-28 rocket is “capable of wiping out parts of the Earth the size of France or Texas”. It is unconfirmed where exactly the Satan 2 will be kept but they could easily reach the US if fired from the east coast of Russia.
With its ability to travel thousands of miles, it seems the Russians will without a question have the ability to easily and efficiently attack anywhere in America.
Dr. Roberts wrote in Global Research:
“The atomic bombs that Washington dropped on these helpless civilian centers while the Japanese government was trying to surrender, were mere popguns compared to today’s thermo-nuclear weapons. One Russian SS-18 wipes out three-fourths of New York state for thousands of years. Five or six of these “Satans” as they are known by the US military and the East Coast of the United States disappears.”
A Satan 2 missile allegedly carries bombs 1,000 times more powerful than those dropped on Japan.
Where did the name Satan 2 come from?
The RS-28 Sarmat is due to replace Soviet R-36M missiles which Nato experts nicknamed “Satan”. The R-36M was viewed by US analysts as giving the Soviet Union first strike advantage over the US. “Satan 2” is the name given to its more deadly replacement.
When will it be ready for action?
In February 2014 a Russian military official said the RS-28 Sarmat would be ready for use in 2020.
In May that year, it was reported that the production process had been accelerated and that the missiles would make up 100 percent of Russia’s fixed land-based nuclear arsenal by 2021.
The Satan 2 was successfully tested in August last year.
Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau announced the missile will be ready for launch in two year’s time. But it was announced this month that the rockets could be ready.
Is Russia really that dangerous?
Much has been made of Russia’s strongman leader Vladimir Putin and how his willingness to engage in wars in Georgia, the Ukraine and Syria could spark World War Three.
However, some experts believe it is Putin’s weaknesses and desperation that make him so prone to exerting Russia’s strength through military action.
Award-winning author Arkady Ostrovsky claimed Putin knows he cannot afford a conventional war with NATO alliance members.
He wrote: “(Russia) is once again using the threat of nuclear arms to blackmail the West.” In the same report, he claimed Putin has weakened Russia by attempting to return it to a Soviet-era state.
Mr. Ostrovsky added:
“Mr. Putin sees Russia’s wars as a form of self-defense, driven by the need to deter the West. Russia’s military-industrial complex is unable to produce anything close to Soviet volumes of hardware. But the country’s relative economic and military weakness compared with NATO does not make the country any safer; on the contrary, it poses a big risk. The only way Russia can compensate for the gaps in its conventional forces is to invoke the threat of a nuclear strike.”