Russia will test a new missile that “beats all defense systems” with a range of 6200 miles.
The RS-28 Sarmat weighs 208 tons and has a range of about 6200 miles and can carry a payload capable of destroying an area the size of Texas or France, wrote the British newspaper The Mirror.
Russia is preparing to conduct flight tests of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, which it says can overcome all defenses.
The missile’s introduction has been repeatedly postponed due to delays in testing.
But Alexei Krivoruchko, Russia’s deputy defense minister, told Krasnaya Zvezda, a military newspaper, that long-distance launches were imminent.
He said: “I will note that the ejection tests of the Sarmat missile have been completed with positive results. »
“In the near future, we will begin flight testing this rocket complex. »
Ejection or “pop-up” tests limit the firing to the first-stage engine, which pushes the missile out of the silo into the air.
The Sarmat is part of an arsenal of new strategic weapons unveiled by Vladimir Putin in 2018.
Krivoruchko added: “Because of its capabilities, not even the most advanced missile defense weapon can hinder it. »
He said that the West would be forced to rely on a rearmed Russia.
The missiles include the hypersonic Avangard slipstream vehicle, which Putin said could fly “like a meteorite, like a fireball,” the Kinzhal air-launched missile, a nuclear-powered cruise missile and a silent long-range underwater drone.
Sarmat will go into combat service in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, next year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently stated at a press conference that U.S. missile defense could not be an obstacle to new Russian missiles, especially the Avangard system. Because of the warhead that is locked on Russian missiles and its unmatched speed (Mach 20), no air defense can catch it. According to Russian experts, the speed of this system can reach Mach 27.
Avangard can also be used on heavy ballistic missiles such as the UR-100UTTKh, R-36M2 and RS-28 Sarmat. This warhead is usually attached to the UR-100N missile and can detach from the missile after a certain distance and continue its course, and can travel a few kilometers above the atmosphere and aim at its target without being intercepted by missile defense systems. Russian missile units are currently equipped with this system.
After the procrastination in the delivery of weapons to Lebanon, the latter has decided to procure weapons from other suppliers.
This decision comes after the US intervention in the delivery of arms to the Lebanese army, after which the Lebanese Resistance announced that it would find another alternative to equip itself with weapons.
In line with this and after Lebanon announced its intention to purchase arms from Iran, the Lebanese Embassy in Russia indicated that its country was considering purchasing T72 anti-tank missiles and guns.
Lebanon’s objective in purchasing these weapons is, he stressed, to fight terrorism.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – EN