The Chinese newspaper Sina has named the RS-28 “Sarmat” intercontinental ballistic missiles the most valuable weapon in Russia.
As Russia’s most valuable weapon, the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) provide a nuclear deterrent to NATO, the Chinese newspaper Sina writes.
“Only one [Sarmat] missile is needed for such a large country like France to disappear from the face of the earth. Ten such missiles will ensure the complete destruction of the Americans,” the article says.
According to the author, the ability of the Russian ICBM to penetrate air defense systems “made the United States bite its tongue.” “Even if the most powerful American missile defense system is used, it will not bring much effect,” the newspaper notes.
Based on publicly available information, Sina reports that the Sarmat ICBM has a total weight of about 100 tons. The missile’s firing range is at least 10 thousand kilometers. In addition, it is capable of carrying up to 16 guided warheads, including the latest hypersonic warheads.
“Such a striking force is unprecedentedly large. The most powerful intercontinental missile of the Russian armed forces is worth more than 70 billion rubles. The US military said that it can be intercepted by only 500 missiles, thanks to which it provides nuclear deterrence for NATO,” Sina emphasizes.
It is noted that “Sarmat” has two versions: one is intended for the United States, and the other is aimed at Europe.
ICBM RS-28 “Sarmat”
According to Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, Captain First Rank Konstantin Sivkov, the characteristics of the RS-28 Sarmat ICBM will provide Russia with an undeniable advantage and force the Americans to sit down at the negotiating table.
“According to the data announced by our military leadership, the Sarmat missile can have a global range, that is, it can fire at any point on the planet, including flying along suboptimal trajectories,” the military analyst said in an interview with Baltnews.
According to Sivkov, most of the missile’s warhead can accommodate up to ten medium-caliber warheads and a large number of anti-missile defenses.
“In addition, it can carry up to four Avangard hypersonic maneuvering units – this is an important moment, which is guaranteed to overcome the missile defense system,” the military analyst emphasized.
He said that a monobloc warhead of an especially large caliber could be installed on the new ICBMs – “it said there were tens of megatons.”
“Thus, this is a fairly powerful weapon that will pose a serious threat to a potential enemy. I can say that if it is adopted, it will force the Americans to sit down at the negotiating table, as the R missile forced them to sit down at the negotiating table. -36M, known as “Satan”, – stated the military expert.