Russian Strategic Missile Troops to be equiped with Sarmat heavy ballistic missiles by 2020

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Monday, December 29, 2014 11:32 AM
 
Russian Strategic Missile Troops to be equiped with Sarmat heavy ballistic missiles by 2020
Seven Russian missile regiments will be armed with silo-based 100-ton Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) complexes, a source in the defense industry complex told RIA Novosti Friday, December 26. “We plan on delivering this new complex to two missile divisions in Dombarovsky (Orenburg) and Uzhur (Krasnoyarsk) for a total of seven missile regiments with 46 silo-based launch facilities,” the source said.
     
Seven Russian missile regiments will be armed with silo-based 100-ton Sarmat heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) complexes, a source in the defense industry complex told RIA Novosti Friday, December 26. “We plan on delivering this new complex to two missile divisions in Dombarovsky (Orenburg) and Uzhur (Krasnoyarsk) for a total of seven missile regiments with 46 silo-based launch facilities,” the source said. Russia's R-36M/SS-18 Satan Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
     
We plan to begin test firing at the end of 2017,” the source added.

On Thursday, Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) commander Col. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said that the new ICBMs will be stationed in Orenburg Region and Krasnoyarsk Territory, giving no further details.

In December 2013, the SMF chief said that the Sarmat is expected to feature advanced countermeasures, such as complex command and control systems and a high degree of maneuverability, enabling it to penetrate missile defense systems.

"Seven regiments will be equipped with 46 launch systems" of Sarmat missiles, the official added.

"We will launch flight tests of the Sarmat missile by the end of 2017" and begin delivery of missiles to the Russian army in 2018-2020, he added. The Sarmat ICBM with an operational range of no less than 5,500 kilometers (over 3,400 miles), will replace the military’s SS-18 Satan ICBMs between 2018 and 2020.
 

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