The Russian Defense Ministry plans to spend $15 million to prolong the life cycle of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Topol-M, Voyevoda and UR-100N.
ICBM missiles are primarily used for the nuclear warhead delivery and have a minimum range of 5500km. Modern designs support Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs), allowing a single missile to carry several warheads, each of which can strike a different target.
The contract will be carried out by three approximately equal instalments in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Work is expected to be completed by November 10, 2020, TASS reported Wednesday.
China will reportedly test the newly acquired Russia-made S-400 Air Defence Systems for the first time next month, TASS reports Friday. "It is planned that in late July-early August the unit of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, which underwent training in Russia, will carry out the firing against a simulated ballistic target at a Chinese firing ground," a military and diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Russian media outlet
Russia plans to start building its newest and most advanced nuclear powered submarine armed with hypersonic missiles by 2023, TASS reports. "The Husky has been included in the state armament program for 2018-2027
Russia is developing a powerful underwater drone that can carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, TASS reports
Russias 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
Russian United Aircraft Corporation on Tuesday, handed over the first flight prototype of Il-112V light transport aircraft to the flight test station in Voronezh aviation plant. The aircraft will first undergo the so-called ground-based breaking-in procedures, which will allow the Ilyushin specialists to determine whether the plane is ready for its maiden flight, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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