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The Russian defense Ministry has completed the throwing test liquid Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 “Sarmat”. Flight-design tests of the product should begin in 2018. This was reported by “Kommersant” sources in the defense industry and the military.
The sources noted that over the past six months were three throwing launch products of the mine installation the Plesetsk test site (in December 2017, and in March and may 2018). “They were all found to be successful, the announced testing program fully implemented,”— said one of the sources.
In recent months, experts have been collecting and analyzing information about the behavior of the rocket after exiting the installation, as well as the accuracy of pre-launch operations, such as loading the rocket into the mine.
After final analysis of the data relating to the throwing tests “Sarmatian”, the military plans to begin flight tests, involving a minimum of five launches of the product.
The first such starts will help to analyze the behavior of the engines of the three steps, separate components and assemblies of the missile, in particular, on the incoming telemetry data, after which it is planned to assess the lethality of the product. In the latter case, start the “Sarmatian” will be produced on the road Plesetsk — the Kura test site (Kamchatka).
When throwing the test missile is ejected from the mine to a height of about 30 meters, where for a while turn the engine of the first stage.
Missile RS-28 “Sarmatian” can deliver a warhead weighing up to 10 tons anywhere in the world, including through the poles of the planet. During his last direct line of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced the decision to adopt new liquid heavy missile as early as 2020.
Currently in service with Russia are the three strategic complex mobile home (“Topol”, “Topol-M” and “YARS”) and four of the mine (RS-18, RS-20, “Topol-M” and “YARS”).
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