Russia’s newest silo-based inter-continental ballistic missile Sarmat, or RS-28, is expected to go operational in the Uzhur-based strategic missile force division in 2021, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS.
"Under the government-run program for armaments extending till 2027, Sarmat is to be produced serially starting from 2020. The first regiment armed with this missile is to enter duty in the Uzhur-based division," the agency’s source said.
At first, the regiment will consist of a command center and two missiles in silos, which will later be increased to six silos.
Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said the Russian army will get the new ICBM Sarmat by the moment the life cycle of the current heavy missile R-36M2 Voyevoda expires.
Strategic Missile Force commander Sergey Karakayev said the Voyevodas will stay in service at least till 2024, but their service life may be extended up to 2027.
RS-28 is Russia’s new generation silo-based heavy liquid propellant inter-continental ballistic missile. Work on it has been underway since the 2000s with the aim to produce a substitute for the R-36M2 Voyevoda. It has a mass of about 200 tonnes and payload of about 10 tonnes. The first successful popup test took place in December 2017.
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Russia has successfully test launched the intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars towards a proving ground in the Kamchatka Peninsula, TASS reports. "At the experimental space site Plesetsk a combat crew of the Yoshkar-Ola missile unit carried out a test launch of the solid propellant mobile-based intercontinental missile (ICBM) RS-24 Yars with a multiple re-entry vehicle
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Russia has tested a new modernized missile defense system at the Sary-Shagan training ground in Kazakhstan. "The new modernized anti-missile system of the missile defense system successfully accomplished the task and struck a contingent target at the set time," Major-General Andrei Prikhodko, deputy commander of the air defense and anti-missile defense association was quoted as saying by the official publication of the Ministry of Defense of Russia "
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