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the exact trajectory of the warheads of the Sarmat missiles cannot be calculated

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Tests of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) “Sarmat”

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The exact trajectory of the warheads of the Russian intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat” is impossible to calculate, moreover, they are difficult to detect in flight. Vladimir Degtyar, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director, General Designer of the Makeev SRC, stated this.

In an interview RIA News he said that the Sarmat missile is equipped with special means that make it difficult to detect its warheads during flight in the Earth’s atmosphere, as well as outside it. This, according to Degtyar, will not make it possible to make an accurate forecast of the trajectories of warheads for guiding missile defense missiles.

“Sarmat has the ability to hit targets from almost any direction of approach to them. A quick set speed provides a high probability of overcoming enemy missile defense in the active phase of the flight,” the agency’s interlocutor added.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the forum “Army-2022” signed a contract from the Makeyev GRC for the supply of Sarmat missiles. The signatures were put by the deputy head of the ministry Alexei Krivoruchko and Vladimir Degtyar.

Sarmat is a fifth-generation Russian missile system with a heavy intercontinental ballistic missile. It will replace the Soviet R-36M2 “Voevoda” missiles, which are in service with the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation. The first regiment of Sarmat missiles will be put on combat duty by the end of 2022. It is planned that “Sarmat” will be in service for 50 years. The first launch of Sarmat took place on April 20, 2022.

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