Moscow, December 16th According to a report by Russia’s Red Star on the 16th, Sergei Karakaev, the commander of Russian strategic rockets, revealed that Russia’s “Salmat” intercontinental strategic missiles plan will begin combat duty in 2022.
Karakaev said that Russian enterprises are currently preparing for the flight test of the “Salmat” missile. The first regiment of the Ujur Missile Corps has begun preparations for the missile system, and the combat duty plan is to begin in 2022.
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said in March this year that Russia had completed the necessary industrial production upgrade and began mass production of “Salmat” missiles.
Russia claims that its fifth-generation heavy intercontinental ballistic missile “Salmat” weighs more than 200 tons and can use a variety of nuclear warheads, including hypersonic warheads, which can break through enemy anti-missile systems. It will replace the “Satan” intercontinental ballistic missile developed during the Soviet era.
In his State of the Union address in 2018, Russian President Putin said that one of the missile’s “killer” is to fly over the polar regions to attack enemy targets in another hemisphere. The existing and developing anti-missile systems in other countries cannot cope with this attack mode, and it “can hit any corner of the earth”.