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The United States tested a Minuteman III ICBM on August 16.
The US Air Force said in a statement that the tests were carried out to demonstrate the readiness of its nuclear “Members of the Global Strike Command of the US Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to demonstrate the readiness of US nuclear forces, confidence in the damaging effect and effectiveness of national nuclear deterrence,” the report says. US Air Force statement.
On the same day, August 16, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the supply of the latest Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles.
It is worth noting that Minute man III and "Sarmat" capable of non-nuclear weapons.
Let us remind you that the Russian Federation has already tested the Sarmat missile. In June 2022, Putin announced that the first “Sarmat” will take up “combat duty” at the end of the year.
“Successful testing of the Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile has been carried out. It is planned that at the end of the year the first such complex will be put on combat duty,” he said.
Dmitry Rogozin noted that “Sarmatian” is a “gift” for NATO. Rogozin also noted that with a nuclear charge, the funnel from “Sarmat” will be "very large and very deep and radioactive".
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