Russia is ready to demonstrate its Sarmat ballistic missile to the US (video)
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia has showed the US representatives the Avangard deense system live, and later it will be ready to demonstrate the Sarmat ballistic missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov statement.
“We have already told the Americans (this discussion took place within the framework of the bilateral advisory commission created by the START-3 Treaty) that our new systems, including hypersonic weapons, were presented. We presume that the Avangard and Sarmat systems are covered by the contract,” RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov.
He added that Russia is ready to embed the aforementioned weapons and systems into START-3 if it is extended.
“Moreover, we have already presented the Avangard defense system to the Americans live, and at a certain stage we will be ready to do this with the Sarmat,” Lavrov said.
He noted that other arms systems are not covered by the START Treaty, Russia is ready to conduct a separate discussion on them.
Recall that in November Russia demonstrated to the United States the Avangard missile system with a hypersonic unit.
What RS-26 Sarmat is?
The RS-28 Sarmat with NATO reporting name: SS-X-29 is a Russian liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, heavy thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), under development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau since 2009. It is intended to replace the R-36M ICBM (SS-18 ‘Satan’) in Russia’s arsenal.
The Sarmat is one of the six new Russian strategic weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 1 March 2018.
The RS-28 Sarmat will be capable to carry about 10 tonnes of payload for either up to 10 heavy or 15 light MIRV warheads, up to 3 Avangard hypersonic glide vehicles (HGVs) or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems. The Russian ministry of Defense said that the missile is Russia’s response to the U.S. Prompt Global Strike system.
Sarmat has a short boost phase, which shortens the interval when it can be tracked by satellites with infrared sensors, such as the U.S. Space-Based Infrared System, making it more difficult to intercept.
It is speculated that the Sarmat could fly a trajectory over the South Pole, completely immune to any current missile defense system, and that it has the Fractional Orbital Bombardment (FOBS) capability.
According to various sources, RS-28’s launch sites are to be equipped with the “Mozyr” active protection system, designed to negate potential adversary’s first strike advantage by kinetically destroying incoming bombs, cruise missiles and ICBM warheads at altitudes of up to 6 km.
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