Dec 27, 2020

From strategic bombers to combat robots: What Russian weapons to look out for in 2021

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The Russian armed forces’ modernization drive is in full swing, with multiple new weapons entering service and mass production in the coming year and beyond. Here’s a look at some of the new hardware.

In 2021, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will receive the new RS-28 Sarmat – liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped heavy intercontinental ballistic missiles that will replace the R-36M2 Voevoda systems.

Sarmat can effectively hit targets within 18000 km, which is enough to reach virtually anywhere on Earth. In addition, the missile has a short boost phase, which makes it hard for a potential adversary’s air-defense systems to intercept it midcourse.

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