Russia will deploy the newly launched RS-28 Sarmat (ICBM) intercontinental ballistic missile strategic combat systems on combat readiness, said Dmitry Rogozin.
Russia will deploy the strategic RS-28 Sarmat (ICBM) intercontinental ballistic missile strategic combat systems just introduced in combat readiness later this year, possibly by the fall season. The revelation was made by the head of the Russian space agency Dmitry Rogozin in a recent interview with the Russian television channel Rossiya-24, TASS reported. Rogozin said that “test launches are planned to take place throughout the year” and that the missiles will be deployed in combat duty in the fall of 2022.
Sarmat missile systems surfaced in the media in April when the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed a successful test of the weapon from the Plesetsk test cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region. Known as “Satan II”, the ICBM Sarmat system was bent by Russian President Vladimir Putin after the missile test, saying it would protect Russia from external security threats.
In particular, the missile system is capable of carrying up to ten MIRVed MIRVed, weighing up to ten tons. In addition, it has a range of 11,000 to 18,000 kilometers, making it capable of carrying out attacks on both the North and South Poles of the Earth. According to TASS , Sarmat is being developed at the Makeyev State Missile Center, affiliated with Roscosmos, and produced at the Krasmash plant. Earlier, Rogozin had said that Roscosmos would produce up to 46 Sarmat systems.
After successfully testing the Sarmat missile, Putin had said that this new defense system would give Russia’s enemies a “food for thought” and that it would make them “think twice” before aggression. Moscow. “It has no analogues in the world and will not have for a long time,” Putin revealed, adding that it was indeed a ‘unique weapon’ that would strengthen the combat potential of its armed forces.
“The Sarmat system is just a product of the cooperation of Russian industry. “The missile’s mass and energy characteristics have expanded its range of weapons, both in number of warheads and in types, including the hypersonic sliding section,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
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