28 Mar 2010

Launch of giant nuclear missile (known as "Satan")

R-36M/SS-18 is the most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ever built.
Russian designation - R-36M "Voevoda" ("Warlord")
Designation of NATO - SS-18 "Satan"

Missiles of the R-36M/SS-18 family have never been deployed with more than ten warheads. But given their large throw-weight (8.8 tonnes is the official START number), it is easy to see that they can be made to car More..ry much more than that.


US and Russia announce deal to cut nuclear weapons - The treaty limits both sides to 1,550 warheads, about 30% less than currently allowed, the White House said. (BBC)