Weapons and Kit

Putin test fires 'Satan II' missile 'capable of hitting the US'

It is claimed that the missile can send multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West to "think twice", claiming that his country has successfully tested a "truly unique weapon".

The new Inter Continental Ballistic Missile, known as 'Satan II', is reportedly capable of hitting the US, with a maximum range of 18,000km. 

Mr Putin said the successful launch of the missile will provide rival nations with "food for thought".

Russia claims the new missile can carry a maximum payload of 10,000kg, large enough to destroy an area the size of France.

Forces News has been investigating the claims.