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    In his state-of-the-nation address in early March, President Vladimir Putin touted several advanced Russian weapons, including the Sarmat heavy missile.

    The Russian Defense Ministry has published a video showing the latest test-launch of its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Plesetsk spaceport in the north of the country.

    The 23-second clip showed the Sarmat missile lift off the ground and disappear in a cloud of white smoke.

    The missile was successfully fired for the second time since tests began in December 2017. It will replace the Soviet-built Voevoda ICBM, which is approaching the end of its service life.

    READ MORE: Russia Intentionally Leaked Info on Advanced Sarmat ICBM for US in 2007 — Source

    The Sarmat was one of the advanced new weapons mentioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly on March 1.


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