Sarmat strategic missile system has successfully passed flight tests. This is reported by the Zvezda TV channel with reference to the words of the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev.
Also, the launches carried out at the Plesetsk state test cosmodrome confirmed their capabilities of the Yars PGRK, – the TV channel quotes Karakaev.
The Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces also added that the practical development of new methods of maneuvering regiments had been completed. Since the beginning of 2022, more than 550 training marches have been completed, half of which took place at night.
In early November, Colonel-General Viktor Yesin, former Chief of the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, in an interview with Gazeta. Ru” said that the arrival of the missile system was somewhat delayed, including due to the lack of a number of Ukrainian components and the use of new technological solutions in the production of ICBMs.
According to Yesin, at the beginning of the month “Sarmat” was in a high degree of readiness to take up combat duty.
RS-28 “Sarmat” is a fifth-generation Russian silo-based strategic missile system with a heavy multi-stage liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It should replace the Voevoda complex, which has been in service with Russian troops since 1988.
The key difference from previous generation intercontinental missiles is that the emphasis is not on the maximum weight of warheads, but on their maneuvering. That is, “Sarmat” is able to better bypass the air defense systems of a potential enemy. The system of “orbital bombardment”, which is embedded in the rocket, allows it to be used not only for military purposes, but also for launching civil spacecraft into near-Earth orbit.
Maximum firing range – 18 thousand kilometers, this allows you to strike at enemy territory along a suborbital trajectory through the South Pole bypassing air defense.
Serial production of “Sarmatov” is carried out at the Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant, the first samples should arrive this year in the 62nd Missile Division in Uzhur, Krasnoyarsk Territory and in 13th Rocket Division in Yasnoye (Orenburg region).
The first test launch of the new rocket was carried out in April of this year from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region. The target was a test site in Kamchatka.
“The design characteristics were confirmed at all stages of her flight. Training warheads arrived in a given area at the Kura training ground on the Kamchatka Peninsula, ”said Igor Konashenkov, official representative of the RF Ministry of Defense, at the time. The military department said that after the completion of the tests, the Sarmats would begin to be put into service.
The development and testing of the Sarmat complex has repeatedly become a reason for frightening and even panic publications in the Western media. So, back in 2019, the British The Times published an article where it called the new Russian weapons a serious challenge for NATO and confirmed that even modern air defense systems cannot become an obstacle to it.
The Sun in 2021 called “Sarmat”, which NATO dubbed “Satan-2” the “biggest monster” in the Russian arsenal. Later, in another publication, it was said that the Sarmatians could destroy the whole of Great Britain in principle. The authors noted speeds up to 26,000 km / h, maneuvering in the atmosphere along an unpredictable trajectory.
After the first April tests, the Daily Mail called rocket with a “chilling message to the West” from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The launch on the other side of the ocean did not go unnoticed: journalists from the American New York Post dubbed the complex a “devil in disguise” capable of “creating hell on Earth.”