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    Russia will start testing new ICBMs Sarmat within two years, a military official said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Testing of Russia’s new Sarmat strategic intercontinental missile will begin within two years, the secretary to the commander of the Russian Strategic Missiles Forces said Tuesday.

    “The third phase of experimental construction work is being completed today and just as the Missile Forces’ commander said not long ago, within the next one and a half or two years, we will move on to the definitive stage of testing this class of missile,” Igor Denisov told journalists.

    The experimental constructive work on the new liquid-fueled Sarmat ICBM, which is to replace the Satan, began in 2011.

    Earlier, a source in the defense industry told RIA Novosti that the Sarmat should enter into service between 2018 and 2020.


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