RS-28 Sarmat (SS-X-30) ICBM

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MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - The RS-20V Voyevoda-M (SS-18 Satan) intercontinental ballistic missile, introduced almost 21 years ago, will remain in service until 2019, the commander of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) said on Friday.

"The extension in the service life of the [Voyevoda-M] missile will allow us to keep these missiles, the most powerful in the world, in the SMF for another eight-10 years," Col. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov said.

"We have no technical difficulties in accomplishing this task," he added.

The general also said Russia was developing a new ICBM comparable to the SS-18, and would gradually decommission older versions of the missile "in order to ensure nuclear safety."

According to publicly available sources, Russia currently has 88 SS-18 missile silo launchers, most of them deployed at the Dombarovsky missile base in the Orenburg Region, southern Urals.

The missile is armed with a warhead fitting 10 multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) with a yield of 550 to 750 kilotons each.

It has a maximum range of 11,000 km (6,800 miles) with a launch mass of over 210 tons and a payload of 8.8 tons.

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090410/121049655.html

Please no questions about the source of the picture!
 

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They certainly like to go with unusual. (2nd and 3rd stage nozzles look folded almost forward for compactness.)
 
There has been talk about an SS-18 successor, in my brief memory, since at least the mid-80s (totally new and not new model) Jane's originally called it the SS-X-26. The information they had was that it was to be the same dimensions but with solid fuel and apparently a larger payload - 10 to 12 tons.

This picture seems to fit that description because in order for it to have more propellant for the same height it was to have, in Jane's description, "nested rocket stages" This type of engine configuration was being studied in the US as well as "conformal rocket nozzles". The idea was similar to the MX's 2nd stage but with no requirement for complex mechanics to extend the nozzle as it would not extend.

If you Google RS-24 and click on the Globalsecurity.org link they have some interesting information and I think some diagrams, although I don't believe we are talking the same missile as this diamgram.
 
Satan replacement it's not a myth
and it's not RS-24 Yars (which is, simplyfying, just multi-MIRV Topol-M)
 
comments on CAD drawing from an expert:

- missile stages comparative size is nonsense
- such stages' cutoff engines is a relict of first ICBMs, especially in regards to first stage
- national insignia spreaded here and there like lights on Xmas tree? way too much for original-sourced CAD drawing
- drawing made in Kompas CAD, tool often used by Bauman MSTU students.

Resume - may be another student project. But seems not even undergraduate.
 
Flateric - For comparison I have attached a "nominal ICBM" picture from Aerospace Corporation's Crosslink Magazine. With regard to stage sizing the differences are apparent
 

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Yes, the relative size of the stages is a bit strange. Whatever the origin of this CAD image is, it's important to note that Russia seems not (thus far) commited to building a new heavy ICBM - it has been studied for a long time and the industry is pushing hard, but no formal decision yet.
 
From an article in the Spring 2009 issue of The Journal of International Security Affairs.

There are also reports that Russia is working on a new liquid-fueled ICBM which will carry ten warheads with a throw-weight of four tons. This would far outclass its closest U.S. counterparts, the Minuteman and Trident II. Also in the realm of potential weapons, the Russians have discussed the development of a hypersonic glide vehicle that would reach distant continents quickly and would be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses.
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Very little information in the above quote but four ton throw weight is Peacekeeper comparable.
 
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8022.0/highlight,russian+icbm.html
 
flateric - yes I searched and saw that thread but it seems that a fake CAD drawing of a potentially SS-18 successor when this system having half the throw weight of an SS-18 does not seem to be the same system. Seems like an SS-19 successor
 
https://www.rt.com/news/322408-sarmat-icbm-ready-trials/

To fly in the spring 2016?
 
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said previously that the mass of the Sarmat ICBM warhead is 10 tonnes, and the missile is capable of destroying targets flying across both the North and South Pole. The Sarmat ICBM that is to replace the Voyevoda, will be created in several versions, Borisov said.

The Sarmat heavy ICBM was co-developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass. According to the developers, the advanced Sarmat will weigh within 100 tonnes. According to Yuri Borisov, its range will exceed 11,000 km.
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Higher payload than the SS-18 and over 2.5X Peacekeeper of around the same weight? :eek: The GBSD better match this IMHO.
 
bobbymike said:
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said previously that the mass of the Sarmat ICBM warhead is 10 tonnes, and the missile is capable of destroying targets flying across both the North and South Pole. The Sarmat ICBM that is to replace the Voyevoda, will be created in several versions, Borisov said.

The Sarmat heavy ICBM was co-developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya in Reutov (Moscow Region) and the Makeyev State Missile Centre in Miass. According to the developers, the advanced Sarmat will weigh within 100 tonnes. According to Yuri Borisov, its range will exceed 11,000 km.
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Higher payload than the SS-18 and over 2.5X Peacekeeper of around the same weight? :eek: The GBSD better match this IMHO.

I'll believe those numbers when I see them.
 
https://sputniknews.com/military/20160907/1045062797/sarmat-ahead-of-schedule-analysis.html

http://tass.com/defense/899447
 
Sarmat first image

https://www.rt.com/news/363981-russian-icbm-sarmat-missile/
 

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Sarmat tested? I'm trying to get confirmation from Pavel Podvig via Twitter.

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20161117.aspx

So should we call it the RS-28 "Damien" the Son of Satan character from the Omen movies? :)
 
bobbymike said:
Sarmat tested? I'm trying to get confirmation from Pavel Podvig via Twitter.

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20161117.aspx

So should we call it the RS-28 "Damien" the Son of Satan character from the Omen movies? :)
UPDATE: Mr. Podvig will not confirm thinks above story not credible.
 
http://analysans.net/1037-2/

Sarmat delayed trouble with cold launch?
 
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russia-to-test-new-rs-28-sarmat-missile-that-can-beat-any-defences-j9ll8v85t
 
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/russia-to-test-deadliest-nuke-twice-before-years-end/
 
bobbymike said:
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/russia-to-test-deadliest-nuke-twice-before-years-end/

A somewhat mis-titled article given there are only tests of the launcher/rocket NOT of actual nuclear weapons. And as for comments such as this "The Sarmat will reportedly be twice as light as the RS-36M." :eek:
 
https://www.defensenews.com/training-sim/2018/03/30/russia-tests-new-intercontinental-ballistic-missile/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

MOSCOW — Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the country’s military said Friday.

The Defense Ministry said the launch from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia tested the Sarmat missile’s performance in the initial stage of its flight.

Sarmat is intended to replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the world’s heaviest ICBM that is known as “Satan” in the West.

Presenting Sarmat and an array of other nuclear weapons earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin said that they can’t be intercepted.

Putin said that Sarmat weighs 200 metric tons and has a higher range than Satan, allowing it to fly over the North or the South Poles and strike targets anywhere in the world. He added that Sarmat also carries a bigger number of nuclear warheads, which are more powerful than the ones on Satan.
 
http://abcnews.go.com/International/russia-tested-nuclear-missile/story?id=54123222

Russia’s military on Friday said it had successfully carried out a second test launch of its most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile.

The country’s defense ministry released a video showing what it said was the launch of a RS-28 ‘Sarmat’ missile from a base in Plesetsk in northwest Russia, close to the Arctic Circle.
 
https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/rs-28-sarmat/

SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

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The RS-28 Sarmat is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile currently under development by Russia.
Sarmat at a Glance

Originated from: Russia
Possessed by: Russia
Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Alternate names: SS-X-30 Satan II
Basing: Silo-based
Length: 36.3 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Weight: 200 metric tons
Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles
Propulsion: Liquid-fueled
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: In development
In Service: 2020-2021 (est.)
 
bobbymike said:
https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/rs-28-sarmat/

SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

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The RS-28 Sarmat is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile currently under development by Russia.
Sarmat at a Glance

Originated from: Russia
Possessed by: Russia
Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Alternate names: SS-X-30 Satan II
Basing: Silo-based
Length: 36.3 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Weight: 200 metric tons
Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles
Propulsion: Liquid-fueled
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: In development
In Service: 2020-2021 (est.)

Just to put that in perspective, that's more weight than a Titan II and Minuteman III combined.
 
SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)



Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles

I've seen the high MIRV count in numerous sources. Aren't there treaty restrictions on more than 10 MIRVs?

Also: This mentions an HE warhead. I know the U.S. looked at that for MX and Trident and decided it was fraught with potential for global thermonuclear misunderstanding. Are there indications that the R.F. is looking at conventional ICBMs?
 
Brickmuppet said:
SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)



Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles

I've seen the high MIRV count in numerous sources. Aren't there treaty restrictions on more than 10 MIRVs?

Also: This mentions an HE warhead. I know the U.S. looked at that for MX and Trident and decided it was fraught with potential for global thermonuclear misunderstanding. Are there indications that the R.F. is looking at conventional ICBMs?
Don't know the answer to your second question although with Putin I'd think anything was possible as for New START I believe it is a launcher/warhead combination treaty and you technically could have 100 missiles with 15 warheads each or up to 700 launchers with 1550 warheads. Although to add a wrinkle bombers are "one launcher" no matter how many nukes they carry,
 
http://www.newsweek.com/us-defenses-40-years-behind-russias-satan-2-nuclear-missile-weapon-designer-878785

The United States military is 40 years from being able to counter Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the weapon’s chief designer has claimed.

Vladimir Degtyar, CEO of the Makeye Design Bureau that developed the RS-28 Sarmat—known as the “Satan 2” by NATO—said that the missile’s supposed power will guarantee peace for Russia for decades to come, Russian news agency TASS reported.

In an interview with Konstruktor (meaning “Designer”) magazine, Degtyar claimed the Satan 2 “makes the modern U.S. [anti-ballistic missile] defense systems inefficient, while the Sarmat missile complex will remain effective for the next 40 years” despite the deployment of the U.S. global missile shield.

The RS-28 Sarmat weighs around 220 tons and can carry a nuclear warhead large enough to wipe out an area the size of Texas or France. The missile is being introduced to replace Russia’s Cold War-era RS-36M Voyevoda missiles. Despite multiple delays to the program, Russian defense officials said the weapon would enter serial production in 2020 and will be arming Russian units by 2021.
 
Yes, the relative size of the stages is a bit strange. Whatever the origin of this CAD image is, it's important to note that Russia seems not (thus far) commited to building a new heavy ICBM - it has been studied for a long time and the industry is pushing hard, but no formal decision yet.
Russia's successor to the SS-18 is now called the RS-28 Sarmat (DoD designation SS-X-30).
 

SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

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The RS-28 Sarmat is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile currently under development by Russia.
Sarmat at a Glance

Originated from: Russia
Possessed by: Russia
Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Alternate names: SS-X-30 Satan II
Basing: Silo-based
Length: 36.3 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Weight: 200 metric tons
Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles
Propulsion: Liquid-fueled
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: In development
In Service: 2020-2021 (est.)
There is a thread elsewhere in this forum that discusses the same missile now called Sarmat:
 

SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

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SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

The RS-28 Sarmat is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile currently under development by Russia.
Sarmat at a Glance

Originated from: Russia
Possessed by: Russia
Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Alternate names: SS-X-30 Satan II
Basing: Silo-based
Length: 36.3 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Weight: 200 metric tons
Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles
Propulsion: Liquid-fueled
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: In development
In Service: 2020-2021 (est.)
There is a thread elsewhere in this forum that discusses the same missile now called Sarmat:
And? This thread covers all of Russia’s nuclear modernization
 

SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

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SS-X-30 “Satan II” (RS-28 Sarmat)

The RS-28 Sarmat is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile currently under development by Russia.
Sarmat at a Glance

Originated from: Russia
Possessed by: Russia
Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
Alternate names: SS-X-30 Satan II
Basing: Silo-based
Length: 36.3 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Weight: 200 metric tons
Payload: 10-24 MIRV, HE or nuclear, possibly hypersonic glide vehicles
Propulsion: Liquid-fueled
Range: 10,000+ km
Status: In development
In Service: 2020-2021 (est.)
There is a thread elsewhere in this forum that discusses the same missile now called Sarmat:
This was made from the start to also serve as a sat launcher unlike Tsyclon an Dnepr.

I keep confusing it with Sunkar.
 
Sarmat was not designed to be a satellite launcher, it can do it just fine, like the SS-18 -> Dnepr conversions showed, but that is not its intention.
 
Might be new but all the information is both old and quite inaccurate.
In what way is it inaccurate as the guy doing it is a professional historian to the best of my knowledge. You cannot just say something is inaccurate, without stating how it is inaccurate?
 
Successful RS-28 test launch.

I found an article with a launch video from Twitter but there was no indication if it was from this launch so have not included it.

 
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