MOSCOW, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Service life of heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles Voevoda (SS-18 Satan according to NATO classification) was extended from 20 to 27 years, the press service of Russian Strategic Missile Forces told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
Russian missile making is in industrial co-operation to create new missile systems “with features permitting to respond adequately to emerging and forecasted threats to Russian security,” the press service said.
Strategic Missile Troops are armed with six types of missile systems: three silo-based missile systems Voevoda, Stiletto and Topol-M and three mobile ground-based missile systems Topol, Topol-M and Yars.