Russian president says the first Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to go on combat alert in Russia by yearend.

Iran PressIran news: The first Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system will go on combat alert in Russia at the end of 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

“The Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully test-launched. The first such ICBM system is set to go on combat alert already at the end of this year,” the Russian leader said at a meeting with graduates of higher military educational institutions, TASS reported.

In addition to the new weapons tested on the battlefield, the Russian troops have begun to receive S-500 state-of-the-art anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile defense systems that have no rivals in the world, Putin stressed.

Russia successfully test-launched its Sarmat ICBM for the first time from the Plesetsk spaceport in the Arkhangelsk Region in the country’s north on April 20. The launch confirmed all the ICBM’s designed characteristics at all the stages of its flight. Currently, the Uzhur missile formation in the Krasnoyarsk Region is preparing to arm its forward regiment with the state-of-the-art Sarmat ICBMs.

The Sarmat ICBM was developed at the Makeyev State Rocket Center (part of Roscosmos) and is manufactured at the Krasmash enterprise. In experts’ estimates, the RS-28 Sarmat is capable of delivering a MIRVed warhead weighing up to 10 tonnes to any location worldwide, both over the North and South Poles.


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