Rearmament of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will start by the end of this year. This is due to the fact, that Russia has started serial production of intercontinental ballistic missiles "Sarmat".
Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Roscosmos state corporation, spoke about this on the Russia 24 television channel..
Enterprises have mastered the production of a new type of weapons, part of a public corporation. It is assumed, that this year the regiment will be the first to switch to Sarmat missiles, stationed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
We start from that, that before the end of the year we will have to put the first regiment in Uzhur, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on combat duty – said the CEO of Roskosmos.
At the moment, they are preparing for the second flight design tests. The CEO of Roskosmos told, that some improvements are supposed to be made to the design of the Sarmat ICBM at the suggestion of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which is the customer of the product.
About, that the new missile systems will begin combat duty until the end 2022 a year earlier, head of state Vladimir Putin spoke. According to the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Sergei Karakaev, in the next few decades, the world is unlikely to be able to create funds, capable of intercepting Russian Sarmat missiles.