Putin has touted an ‘invincible’ nuclear weapon that really exists — here’s how it works and why it deeply worries experts

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  • During a speech on Thursday, Russian president Vladimir Putin showed test footage of a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • The nuclear weapon, called the RS-28 Sarmat or Satan 2, has been in development since 2009.
  • Putin claimed the ICBM is “invincible” to missile defense systems.
  • He also presented animations of several other weapons, including what some call a “doomsday” drone submarine.

During Vladimir Putin’s annual speech on Thursday, the Russian president played videos that unveiled brand-new nuclear weapons with startling capabilities.

Putin announced an “unstoppable” nuclear-powered “global cruise missile” that has “practically unlimited” range, then showed an animation of the device bobbing and weaving around the globe. He also played a computer animation of a high-speed, nuke-armed submarine drone blowing up ships and coastal targets.

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