The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) is designed for delivering nuclear weapons. These deadly missiles have a minimum range of 5500 km. Modern ICBMs carry more than one nuclear warhead; most modern designs support Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs). So, a single missile can carry several warheads each of which will strike a different target. The key factors of this list are range and payload of the missile, accuracy, type of basing and various technologies that allow it to overcome enemy air defence systems. Actually, all of the ICBMs here are extremely devastating and can wipe out entire countries.
- Trident II (USA)
The Trident II is a submarine launched ballistic missile. It was first deployed in 1990. The trident II missile has a range of 7800 kilometres with full load and 12,000 kilometres with reduced load. Each U.S Trident II missile can carry up to 14 warheads with a yield of 475 kilotons each. It can also receive GPS updates. It has a great payload and it's very accurate.
2. R-36M2 VOEVODA (RUSSIA)
The latest one is the R-36M2 Voevoda SS18 Mod 6. It was first deployed in 1988. It is a very capable missile mainly because of its high speed and extremely high throw weight. Russia was and is still ahead of the West in development of missile engines. It has a range of 11,00 kilometres and carries up to 10 MIRVs with a blast yield of 0.75 to 1 mount and up to forty penetration aids and it is a silo-based missile.
3. RS-24 YARS (RUSSIA)
It is a new ICBM. It was developed both as a road mobile and silo-based system that would use the same missile. It was adopted by Russian strategic missile forces in 2010 and deployed during the same year. The Yars has a range of 12,000 km and can carry at least six independently targetable warheads with 100 to 300 kilotons.
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