Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said that the first regiment armed with Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles is planned to be formed in the Krasnoyarsk region in the fall.
“We plan to do this no later than the fall of this year – to form the first regiment, which will become operational in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in Uzhur, from the missiles delivered by our enterprises,” Rogozin said.
According to the Roscosmos head, the Sarmat will use the same silos as the Voyevoda. “The ground mines are the same as those of Voyevoda, they do not need to be redesigned. A certain rework only of the electronics is going on,” he said, stressing that it will save money and time to take the system into service.
The first launch of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was carried out from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region on Wednesday. The training units arrived in the target area at the Kura training range in Kamchatka. Work is currently underway at the Uzhur missile compound in Krasnoyarsk Territory to prepare the main missile regiment for rearmament to the new missile system.
The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile was developed at the V.P. Makeyev State Rocket Center (part of Roscosmos), and the manufacturer is the Krasmash plant (also part of Roscosmos). According to experts, the missile is capable of delivering a fissionable warhead with a mass of up to 10 tons to anywhere in the world, both through the North and the South Poles.