Contents tagged with Sarmat missile

  • Shoygu promises Russian army completely new laser energy weapon

    The Russian army will soon receive a completely new kind of weapon which utilizes laser and hypersonic technology, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, as cited by TASS.

    “In the near future, the army and the fleet will receive a completely new, unprecedented type of weapon, based on hypersonic and laser energy technology,” the minister said during a scientific conference attended by Russia’s military leaders.

    He claimed that the first prototypes of the new weapon have already been …

  • Russia says it intends to dispose of Satan ballistic missiles

    The Russian Defense Ministry will soon begin to dispose of its Voevoda intercontinental ballistic missiles, known in the West as "Satan” missiles, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov told Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

    "In the arsenal of the Russian army there is a liquid-fuel heavy missile that has a sufficiently serious energy output and capable of carrying large payloads. Everyone has heard about this strategic missile. We call it "Voevoda,” and in the West, it is called "Satan," …

  • Media: footage of an older missile was used to demonstrate Russia’s new ballistic weapon during Putin's speech

    As The Republic news outlet writes, at the demonstration of the newest combat missile Sarmat, during   Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russian Federal Assembly, segments of a 7-year-old film were shown.

    A silo launcher was demonstrated in the footage, from which the Sarmat missile was launched. During the flight, the missile’s payload separates into several warheads.

    The video material of Sarmat’s predecessor, the Satan missile, was used for the video presentation. In 2011,  …

  • Russia to conduct two tests of its new ‘Satan’ ballistic missile

    Before the end of the year, the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to hold two tests of the liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile, RS-28 Sarmat, at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, as reported on October 23rd by Kommersant, citing sources close to the department and the missile industry.

    The program is planning to launch a rocket from a silo at the Plesetsk spaceport. "The main goal is to test the operation of the rocket systems at the time of the exit from the silo and the start of the …

  • Russia created nuclear missile defense shield

    Russia has created a continuous radar field along the perimeter of the country to defend against nuclear attack, as stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interfax reports.

    According to Shoygu, in 2016 three new Voronezh radar stations in Omsk, Barnaul and Yeniseysk were successfully tested. Three existing stations in Baranovichi, Murmansk and Pechora were also reworked.

    "All this has allowed us, for the first time in the history of new Russia, to establish a continuous radar field …

  • Russian Deputy PM: Russia is developing ICBMs to counter any US missile defense

    The new intercontinental ballistic missiles which are being developed in Russia can overcome any US missile defense, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in an interview on the program “Voskresny Vecher” on TV channel “Rossiya-1”.According to Rogozin, Russian nuclear deterrent forces are made up of various missiles, including “old Soviet classic ‘Voyevoda’ missiles”, which are called “Satan” in the west, but new missiles are also being developed.“They are very afraid of them (the ‘ …

  • Flight tests of Russia's latest Satan ballistic missiles will begin in 2017

    The Krasnoyarsk Machine Building Plant will begin flight and engineering tests of a modern RS-28 Sarmat liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in 2017, as was reported by Russia's Interfax news agency citing sources in military industry.

    "Krasmash and other enterprises engaged in the production of these ICBMs, are preparing them for testing which is expected to begin this year," the news agency’s interlocutor said. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that the Sarmat …