MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Russia’s serially-produced Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strategic combat systems would be put on a combat duty this fall, Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin said in an interview with Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel.
"Test launches are scheduled to be held throughout the year, but we are planning to put on a combat duty first serially-produced missiles in the fall of this year," Rogozin said.
Late last month, Rogozin stated that Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos would soon produce 46 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strategic combat systems.
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 location worldwide both over the North and South Poles.