Russian Strategic Missile Forces announced a rearmament with the latest weapons

MOSCOW, (BM) – In the near future, the Strategic Missile Forces will gradually re-equip all missile regiments with the newest Yars, Sarmat and Avangard complexes, learned citing the commander of the troops Sergei Karakaev interview with the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda”.

Read more: American military experts named Russia’s advantage over the United States

He noted that currently the share of modern missile systems is 76 percent. By the end of this year, it will be increased to 81 percent.

“According to the plans to modernize the strategic missile forces, active work is now underway to re-equip the group with Yars missile systems. Preparations are also underway for flight tests of the newest complex with the Sarmat missile. In the near future, it is planned to gradually re-equip all missile formations with new missile systems,” said Sergei Karakaev.

The Avangard system mentioned by the commander was provided by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the spring of the year before last in a message to the Federal Assembly. This warhead is capable of speeds up to 20 times the speed of sound.

The US believes that Sarmat is an advantage for Russia

Russia will get a tangible advantage over the United States when its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) becomes operational.

The author of the material in the National Interest noted that the range of its flight will significantly exceed the range of its predecessor, the RS-36 Voevoda missile. It is expected that “Sarmat” will enter service in 2021.

When Russia adopts the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), it will have a tangible advantage over the United States, writes The National Interest columnist Caleb Larson.

He called the Sarmat a heavy, liquid-fueled, silo-based ICBM and recalled that it is being developed to replace the RS-36 Voevoda missile (also known as the SS-18 Satan by NATO classification).

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As the author writes, in comparison with its predecessor, created during the Soviet era, “Sarmat” will have an increased flight range – 18 thousand km, while the “Voevoda” it is 10 thousand km.

The number of warheads in the multiple warhead of the new ICBM will be up to 16.

The American edition noted that “Sarmat” can also be used as a delivery vehicle for hypersonic maneuvering guided warheads, which are currently also under development. Development of this ICBM began in the 2000s, and the initial prototype appeared in 2015.

During the development of the rocket, problems sometimes arose, for example, the first test launch from a ground mine revealed technical problems in the equipment of the launch system. The arrival of the first production samples to the troops was originally planned for 2018, and then postponed to 2021.

At the beginning of last month, experts from the Chinese publication The Paper published an article about the Sarmat, in which they argued that this weapon could well claim the status of a “super-missile”. The article stated that the United States’ anti-missile systems would not be able to repel the strike of this ICBM for a long time.

Chinese media representatives write that when creating this weapon, the latest achievements in the field of rocketry were used, and this made it possible to create a truly unique apparatus.

“The characteristics allow“ Sarmat ”to be called a super-rocket and the main pillar of state security,” stated the author of the material.

Read more: The Infrastructure for Deploying the Sarmat ICBMs is Already Fully Prepared


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