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Russia Tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Russia is constantly striving to increase its strength on the battlefield. The country tests some unique weapons or missiles almost every single week. To develop a store of modern-age weapons, Russia has recently tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, also known as ICBM. 

The New Indian Express reports that the Russian military made a successful ICBM test launch on Friday. 

Russia’s Defense Ministry stated that the launch took place at the Kapustin Yar testing range in the south of the country as part of “State testing of prospective missile systems. According to the ministry, the test launch achieved its results “in full.” They confirmed the high reliability of their missiles to ensure their strategic security. 

What is an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile?

Intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs are a kind of missiles that have a range of over 5500 KM. According to battle experts, these missiles are mainly used in carrying nuclear weapons. 

ICBMs can also be good carriers of conventional, biological, and chemical weapons. However, such weapons have never been deployed on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. The first practical design for ICBMs grew out of Nazi Germany’s V-2 rocket program. 

Countries with Intercontinental Ballistic Missile 

Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are super smart but very rare weapons or weapon carriers. Only six countries worldwide have such high-power missiles with greater than 5,500 range. 

According to internet research, six countries with ICBMs include Russia, Israel, the United States, North Korea, China, and India. Some other countries may also have this mighty weapon hidden. 

Can ICBM destroy a country?

Yeah, they can. But there is a weapon available to destroy Ballistic Missiles in the air. To tackle most kinds of Ballistic Missiles like ICBMs, in the air, some countries have deployed anti-ballistic missiles. 

An anti-ballistic missile defense system is a shield that prevents ballistic missiles from hitting a country. Only the United States, Russia, India, Israel, and France have anti-ballistic missile systems. 

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