Intercontinental ballistic missile Current Affairs, GK & News

US Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test

Recently US Air Force Global Strike Command successfully test-fired Minuteman III (Minuteman III ICBM) missile equipped with three test re-entry vehicles. The missile was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Key Facts The Minuteman III missile is part of the Strategic Deterrence Force under the US Air Force Global Strike Command. Its full ..

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Sarmat: Russia’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)

Amidst harsh sanctions imposed by the West due to the Ukraine invasion, Russia has tested its new Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Sarmat on 20th April 2022. Overview: This was ICBM Sarmat’s first test launch after the launch was in 2021. The test was earlier pushed to December 2021 and then later to April 2022. ..

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Monster Missile Hwasong-17

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named Hwasong-17. This missile is the biggest ICBM ever developed. Overview: This missile can potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to any United States location. This missile is being named a ‘monster missile’ by analysts. In 2020, at a military parade that was held to mark the ..

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Russia tests a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system ‘Avangard’

Russia has successfully tested a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system , named “Avangard”, from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. It successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of ..

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Hwasong-15

The Hwasong-15 is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea. It is the first ballistic missile developed by North Korea that is theoretically capable of reaching all of the United States mainland (including Washington D.C.). It was designed to carry a “super-large heavy warhead.” It has operational range of 13,000 km.

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Russia test fires Topol RS -12M

Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, RVSN, test-fired a Topol RS-12M. The missile launched from Kapustin Yar launch site in the southern Russian region of Astrakhan, hit the target successfully in Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan. Some facts about Topol RS –12M: New version of Topol M Series Single-warhead Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Weighs 45-ton 3-stage missile ..

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