MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. The first regiment armed with Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is planned to be formed in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region before fall, Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday.
"We plan to do it before this fall - to form the first regiment using serial missiles delivered by our enterprises, which will be put into service in the Krasnoyarsk region, in Uzhur," Rogozin said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
He also said that Sarmat will be able to hit targets at virtually unlimited distances in comparison with the Voyevoda missile. "The Sarmat missile, compared to the Voyevoda (Satan) missile, is capable of hitting targets at virtually unlimited ranges," he said.
Sarmat will be much more powerful than other strategic weapons, including the American Minuteman-III missile, he said. "This is a missile that is much more powerful than other strategic weapons, including the Minuteman-III missile, which is in service with the United States. Both in terms of global reach and the power of warheads that can be delivered to the territory of an aggressor," Rogozin said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
According to him, the technical data makes this rocket invulnerable to both existing and future US and NATO missile defense systems. "This is a huge success for our designers and engineers. We are very proud," he added.
Russia successfully conducted the first launch of a Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday.
The Sarmat ICBM has been developed at the Makeyev State Rocket Center (part of Roscosmos) and is manufactured at the Krasmash enterprise. In experts’estimates, the RS-28 Sarmat is capable of delivering a MIRVed warhead weighing up to 10 tonnes to any point of the world both through the North and South Poles.