Russia may test "Sarmat" against the backdrop of US refusal to launch its ICBMs

It became known that in the near future Russia may test a promising strategic silo-based RS-28 (15A28) Sarmat ICBM, which should replace the Soviet R-36M2 Voyevoda missile, which is equipped with the Strategic Missile Forces. Moreover, this should happen against the background of the "peaceful" refusal of the United States to launch its ancient ICBM LGM-30G Minuteman III ("Minuteman-3").

On April 16, the Operativnaya Liniya Telegram channel did not rule out, citing its sources, that by April 24, a prototype of the Sarmat ICBM would be launched as part of the state testing program. The missile will be launched by the Strategic Missile Forces crew from the starting position at the Plesetsk training ground in the Arkhangelsk region, after which it will fly to the Kura training ground in Kamchatka.

If this is destined to happen, then this will once again emphasize that in the current conditions of Russia, there is absolutely no time left to mess with someone in relations and follow the example of the Pentagon, which has already canceled test launches of its Minuteman III ICBMs twice in March and April of this year under the fictitious pretext of "not escalating" the situation, she does not intend to. And it's right in every way

- says the publication.

It should be noted that Russia really does not make any sense to postpone the launch, which is simply necessary for a full-fledged rearmament. Americans really recently refused from a number of Minuteman III test launches, but they did not turn off their rearmament work. This is a PR action, not a demonstration of peacefulness, since they will always have time to check the suitability of the old Minuteman-3.

For example, the American company Lockheed Martin did not forget to test a hypersonic missile with a ramjet engine. On April 7, the press service of the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense spoke about the successful testing of another HAWC missile. At the same time, on the eve of this, the Pentagon gave the official name of its promising ICBM, which is being developed - LGM-35A Sentinel (formerly called GBSD - Ground Based Strategic Deterrent - a ground-based strategic deterrent).

We remind you that test launches of ICBM "Sarmat" some times were postponed in 2021 and as a result were postponed on 2022 year.
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  1. And why Kura, when the target is the Azovstal plant in Mariupol?
    1. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
      Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) April 18 2022 00: 13
      When the warhead enters the atmosphere, it is enveloped in plasma, which shields radio communications. To get data from the recorder, about the last seconds of the flight, you need to find this warhead.
      Yes, the recorder remains intact, at such and such speeds and overloads. And it happens that it crashes into a hill, the snow slides, and as if nothing had happened, and for weeks they fly in helicopters, trying to find the place of the fall.
  2. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) April 17 2022 15: 02
    Quote: Pereyaslov Konstantin Vladimirovich
    And why Kura, when the target is the Azovstal plant in Mariupol?

    You don’t understand that you need to not just punch somewhere, but from the point of view of the designer, evaluate all the parameters, including on the white sheet of the test site, specially prepared for receiving the warhead. Of course, not in the atomic version. How to evaluate the work, the accuracy of the hit in the chaos of the previous destruction? Measured by sensors, breadboards and other bells and whistles. Install it all in a still warring territory? Maybe we should send you to do it, wumnik?
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) April 17 2022 16: 50
    Moreover, this should happen against the background of the "peaceful" refusal of the United States to launch its ancient ICBM LGM-30G Minuteman III ("Minuteman-3").

    laughing Original. Yes, they don’t launch, not because they are peaceful, but something technically doesn’t work for them. As soon as they figure it out, they will immediately shoot it. Well, they defined their problems as a feat, sort of like peace-loving.
  4. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) April 19 2022 07: 05
    You can launch two Sarmats at once in order to more reliably convince the United States of our peaceful aspirations for peace.