MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Shipments of volume-produced Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles to the Strategic Missile Forces will start this fall, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said.
"Following flight tests of the Sarmat, we plan to start shipments of volume produced heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles of this super weapon to the Strategic Missile Forces this fall," he said on Telegram.
The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was first launched from the Plesetsk space site in the Arkhangelsk Region on Wednesday.
The objectives of launch were fully accomplished, and the design specifications were confirmed at all stages of the missile’s flight. Test warheads arrived at a designated area at the Kura test ground in Kamchatka. The Uzhur missile unit in the Krasnoyarsk Region is working to prepare one missile regiment to be rearmed with the new missile system.
The range of the Sarmat warheads has been expanded in terms of the number of warheads and their types, including gliding hypersonic warheads. The missile was developed by the Makeyev State Missile Center and is produced at the Krasmash plant. Both are Roscosmos units. Analysts say the missile can deliver a warhead weighing up to 10 tons to any location across the world over the South and North poles.