Makeyev working on heavy ICBM and possible new SLBM

The first two deployment sites for Russia’s Sarmat heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programme will be in Orenburg oblast (presumably to re-equip 13th Missile Division headquartered at Dombarovskiy) and in Krasnoyarsk kray (presumably to re-equip the 62nd Missile Division headquartered at Uzhur), according to Strategic Rocket Forces (SRF) Commander in Chief Colonel General Sergey Karakayev.

Prime contractor for the programme is the Academician VP Makeyev Open Joint Stock Company at Miass, Chelyabinsk oblast. The new missile is due to replace the current R-36M2 Voyevoda (SS-18 Mod 5 ‘Satan’) heavy ICBM.

“We don’t have any doubts whatever that the new heavy liquid-propellant missile will be developed by the end of the current decade,” he told Krasnaya Zvezda, the official daily newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Full article: Makeyev working on heavy ICBM and possible new SLBM (IHS Janes 360)

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