Russia has successfully conducted the test launch of a new intercontinental missile that can penetrate the NATO defense system, which has been deployed despite Moscow’s fierce complaints. The name and range of the missile is not known.
Former strategic forces director Viktor Yesin said, “This is one of the … measures being developed by Russia’s military and political leadership in response to the U.S. deployment of a global anti-missile system.”
The Russian missile has various abilities. It uses less fuel in the active stage of rocket trajectory and has individual warheads that can change course to avoid being shot down.
Dmitry Medvedev had warned last year that Russia would deploy new rockets at the borders of Poland if its concerns were not addressed. President Obama on the other hand had tried to calm down the Russians and had sent multiple negotiation missions to Moscow to allay their fears.