Engineers disclosed the characteristics of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile

The development of "Sarmat" is conducted since 2011 - it is assumed that its combat unit will move to

trajectories on which interception is difficulteven for promising air defense systems. In 2018, Vladimir Putin, during a message to the Federal Assembly, announced the beginning of an active test phase of new weapons.

According to the presentation, the range of destruction"Sarmat" is 18 thousand km, starting weight - 208.1 tons with a fuel mass of 178 tons. The rocket length will be 35.5 m, diameter - 3 m. The type of warhead is a separable warhead with individual guidance units.

It is assumed that the rocket will be adopted not earlier than 2021.

Earlier it was reported that in 2019 intercontinental missiles with hypersonic gliders would go into service with Russian troops.