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Sarmat, Kinzhal, Zircon: Which Top-Notch Missiles Did Putin Mention in Parliamentary Address?

© Sputnik / Russian Defence Ministry / Go to the mediabankAn RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile blasts off during a test launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia.
An RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile blasts off during a test launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 29.02.2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation Address to the Russian Federal Assembly (parliament) on Thursday, touching upon several pressing domestic and internal issues, including the special military op and the nation's cutting-edge weapons.
President Putin announced that the new Sarmat super-heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are now in service with the Russian army during his annual address to parliament.

“[The] First mass-produced Sarmat super-heavy ballistic missiles have been delivered to the troops. We will soon demonstrate them in combat in their deployment areas,” he said.

The Sarmat is a strategic missile complex featuring liquid-fueled heavy ICBMs, with each one weighing over 200+ tons. Plans are in store to replace the Voevoda missiles in Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces with this complex.

Likewise, Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are on full alert for their guaranteed deployment, Putin stressed.
The Russian leader noted that all the plans for the armament field that he put forward during his 2018 address have now either been implemented or are being finalized.
In this regard, the president mentioned the Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile that is not merely in service with the Russian troops but is used to strike high-value targets in the special op with great success.
Putin added that Zircon sea-launched hypersonic cruise missiles have already been used in combat and are also in service with the armed forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly - Sputnik International, 1920, 29.02.2024
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The leader emphasized that the Burevestnik's trials are being completed and that tests have confirmed the missile’s capabilities and combat performance.

The Burevestnik is a nuclear-powered nuclear-armed cruise missile with unlimited range.

“[We have] the Avangard intercontinental hypersonic systems and the Peresvet laser complex on combat duty. The tests for the Burevestnik cruise missile with unlimited range and the Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicle are being completed. These systems have confirmed their outstanding, it is no exaggeration to say, unique characteristics," he underlined.

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a visit to Severodvinsk, northern Russia to inspect new Russian warships and submarines armed with hypersonic weaponry. December 11, 2023. Speaking to Putin is Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.12.2023
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At the same time, Putin stressed how important it is to work with other countries to build a new security system.

"It is obvious that it is necessary to work on drafting new outlines for equal and indivisible security of Eurasia in the near future. We are ready for detailed talks on the matter with all interested countries and associations," Putin noted.

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