RS-28 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) will replace “Voyevoda Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) next year, SMF Commander Colonel General Sergey Karakayev said.
“Starting from 2022, it is planned to begin gradual removal of the heavy-class silo-based Voyevoda missile system, and replace it with Sarmat,” Karakayev said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, published on Friday.
The RS-28 Sarmat is a Russian advanced silo-based system with a heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile. It has been in the process of its development since the 2000s to replace the R-36M2 Voyevoda ICBM. It weighs about 200 tonnes and has a throw weight of around 10 tonnes. The Sarmat is capable of breaching any existing and future missile defenses.
RS-28 has a range of 18,000 kilometers and 210 tons (approximetly).
Source: TASS with additional comments by Team GDI.