Russia plans to deploy about 50 new Sarmatian intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads by the end of the autumn, Roscosmos Director-General Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by the DPA.
The missiles will be manufactured in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Rogozin told Interfax over the weekend.
The first test launch of the new generation Sarmat rocket took place in late April at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The missile has a range of 18,000 km, which would allow Russia to reach targets around the world, launching attacks through the North or South Pole.
The first Sarmat missiles are expected to be located in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, BTA writes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin used the Sarmat launch in April to threaten the West amid Moscow’s military action in Ukraine. The missile could overcome all types of defense and force countries to think carefully about threatening Russia, he warned at the time.