Specifications for the RS-28 Sarmat Missile, a Russian ICBM That Can Trigger Doomsday
International Military – The RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) began to be developed by Russia around 2000 to replace the aging SS-18 Satan intercontinental ballistic missile. The Sarmat missile produced by Makeyev Design Bureau and NPOmash has terrible specifications because it can trigger massive damage.Quoted from military today, it is interesting that the SS-18 missile was originally developed and produced in Ukraine. Ukraine supplies spare parts and helps service these missiles. After the 2014 annexation of Crimea and military action in Ukraine, this became a problem. Ukraine is no longer servicing this missile, while the Russian design bureau is not familiar with the SS-18. Eventually Russia announced the use of the RS-28 in 2022 and replaced all surviving SS-18 missiles.
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Quoted from MissileThreat, the Sarmat missile uses three-stage liquid fuel with a range of 18,000 km and a launch weight of 208.1 metric tons. The missile is housed in a storage container or tube-shaped launcher with a length of 35.3 meters and a diameter of 3 meters.
The Sarmat missile is a two-stage missile equipped with a liquid rocket engine, using a stowable propellant. When launched, the missile is fired out of the container and the main engine is ignited tens of meters above the ground.
The RS-28 Sarmat missile is very capable due to its high speed and very high throw weight. Designated a “heavy” class of intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat can carry a payload of 10 tonnes and can be loaded with a choice of warheads.
According to Russian media, the Sarmat can reportedly load up to 10 large warheads, 16 smaller warheads, a combination of warheads and countermeasures, or 24 Avangard boost-glide hypersonic vehicles. 10 Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs) warheads of 0.75 MT each.
The RS-28 Sarmat missile penetration aid has also been upgraded so that it will be difficult to intercept. The RS-28 Sarmat missile is capable of using multiple trajectories in the North Pole or South Pole, to hit targets in the United States.
Most likely the RS-28 Sarmat will use the same silos as the SS-18 missiles scattered throughout Russia. Launcher silos and command points are hardened against nuclear explosions. One RS-28 missile with MIRV can destroy 3 US states, such as Maryland, Vermont and Rhode Island.