The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles will be added to the Russian armed forces' arsenal in 2021, Deputy Defence Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko said on Monday in an interview with journal Radio Electronic Technology, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"First serial [Sarmat intercontinental ballistic] missiles will join armed forces in 2021", Krivoruchko said.
The Sarmat will replace the Voevoda (РС-20В Satan), the heaviest strategic missile in the world.
Work on the project was launched in 2011. Experimental testing of the Sarmat missile system has already been completed at Russia's Plesetsk spaceport, and the missile will be produced at Krasmash, a machine-building plant in Krasnoyarsk.