100-ton Sarmat ICBM with an operational range of no less
than 5,500 kilometers is to replace the military’s
current Satans between 2018 and 2020.
MOSCOW, December 25 (Sputnik) –
Russia will deploy its new silo-based heavy ballistic
Sarmat missiles in the Orenburg Region and Krasnoyarsk
Territory, Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col.Gen.
Sergei Karakayev said Thursday.
“This heavy rocket will be deployed
in Uzhur [in the Krasnoyarsk Territory] and the village
of Dombarovsky [in the Oregnburg Region],” Karakayev
The 100-ton Sarmat ICBM with an operational range of no
less than 5,500 kilometers (over 3,400 miles) is to
replace the military’s current SS-18 Satan ICBMs between
2018 and 2020.
The new ICBM’s operational and
physical characteristics are classified, and its
components are currently being tested. Only Russian
enterprises are involved in the production of the
In December 2013, the SMF chief said
that the Sarmat is expected to feature advanced
countermeasures, such as a complex command and control
systems and a high degree of maneuverability, enabling
it to penetrate missile defense systems.
The SS-18 Satan missiles introduced
in 1975 were the first Soviet-made multiple
independently targetable reentry vehicle missiles. The
silo-housed and highly accurate missiles are believed to
pose a serious threat to US land-based strategic missile