Russia to test its Satan 2 ballistic missile that could 'beat any defences' and obliterate 'an area the size of France'
The 100-tonne 'Satan 2' nuclear missile has a range of 6,213 miles (10,000 km)
It has been in the pipeline since 2009 and is now ready, Russian military says
This means Moscow could use it to reach London and other European cities
Launches will be held at the Plesetsk testing ground in west Russia
They are also working on Barguzin railroad 'ghost trains' that will be disguised as ordinary passenger trains
By PHOEBE WESTON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 10:03 BST, 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:05 BST, 24 October 2017
Russia is preparing to carry out test launches of its 100-tonne 'Satan 2' ballistic missile, also known as RS-28 Sarmat.
The next generation intercontinental ballistic missile can 'beat any defences' and wipe out entire countries, according to Russia's military.
The weapon has been in the pipeline since 2009 and is now ready after several setbacks, with initial trials to be carried out before the end of the year, sources claim.
Launches will be held at the Plesetsk testing ground in west Russia and, if successful, the weapon could by in use by 2019 - 2020.
It could deliver warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.