Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexei Krivoruchko commented on the missile projects carried out in his country.
“I would like to point out that the Sarmat missile launch tests were completed with a positive result,” Krivoruchko said, noting that they will soon conduct flight tests for the Sarmat missile system, a liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missile.
Sarmat, developed to replace R-36M2 Voevoda (NATO Code: Selling SS-18) missiles, is expected to enter inventory in 2021. Features of the missile include being equipped with nuclear warheads and a useful load capacity of 10 tons.
The Deputy Minister also announced new developments for the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. Pointing to 2022 for the serial delivery date of the ammunition, Krivoruchko added that Zircon was successfully tested on the Admiral Gorshkov frigate later this year.