Days after announcing an unexpected delay in Russia’s new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, the RS-28 Sarmat, Moscow released a new video showing off their ability to transport their older nuclear platforms through austere snowy environments. This video, while a bit understated compared to traditional Russian misdirection efforts, offers some interesting insight into the nation’s nuclear strategy.

Moscow seems intent on ensuring the world knows that despite their newest and most powerful missile hitting a development snag, the nation remains more than capable of competing on the nuclear stage. Showing off their ability to transport ICBM launch vehicles through difficult terrain and environments sends more than a message about the ready state of Russia’s nuclear arsenal, it actually gives a hint as to how a hypothetical conflict with Russia would likely play out.

The video opens with a group or Russian soldiers deploying a small drone that is undoubtedly meant to provide forward surveillance of the ICBM’s intended route. From there, it cuts to the ICBM convoy, made up of an 8×8 mobile transporter-erector-launcher, snow plow, armored security vehicles, command and control and communications vehicles.