12:59 GMT +319 November 2019
Listen Live
    Launching RS-20 intercontinental ballistic missile from Yasny space center

    New Russian ICBMs Sarmat to Begin Trials Within Two Years

    © Sputnik / Vladimir Fedorenko
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    0 225
    Subscribe

    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.

    Related:

    New Russian Heavy Ballistic Missile Sarmat to Be Test Launched in 2016-2017
    Russian Missile Regiments to Receive Heavy 100-Ton Sarmat ICBMs: Source
    Russia's Topol ICBM Launcher to Arrive at Army-2015 Expo
    Russia Successfully Test Launches RS-24 Yars ICBM From Plesetsk: Ministry
    Tags:
    ICBMs, R-36М Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan), Sarmat ballistic missile, Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF), Igor Denisov, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik