Is NATO alarmed by Russia’s announcement to produce Sarmat 2 missiles in large quantities in the midst of a tense situation?

NATO will be concerned by the news that the Sarmat 2 missile is now being produced in large quantities for the Russian Army.

The Makeyev State Missile Center has begun mass production of the newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 Sarmat, the information above was revealed by General Director Vladimir Degtyar himself.

“According to the plan, this missile will ensure Russia’s security for the next 40 to 50 years. In current conditions, the Sarmat will play the role of a ‘trust shield’ and a key player in nuclear deterrence. Russian people” added Mr. Degtyar.

It is noteworthy that the above statement was made by Russia at a time of escalating tensions with NATO, perhaps Moscow wants to remind the opponent of its world-leading nuclear potential, a move that could make the alliance military the West has to worry about.

The RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental strategic ballistic missile is one of five new-generation strategic weapons introduced for the first time by Russian President Vladimir Putin in his State of the Union address in March 2018.

RS-28 Sarmat is integrated with a liquid fuel engine, so it has a huge size with a length of 36.3 m; a 3 m body diameter, and a maximum launch weight of up to 210 tons.

RS-28 Sarmat has a range of up to 10,900 km, a maximum speed of Mach 20.7 (25,000 km / h), carrying multiple large-capacity nuclear warheads (10 heavy warheads or 24 light warheads).

The explosive yield of the warheads equipped with the RS-28 Sarmat missile as advertised can be up to 50 MT, enough to destroy an entire US state and almost impossible to intercept.

The Sarmat missile also performs a complex flight path that prevents the defense radar’s ability to interpolate the touchpoint, making it impossible for the enemy to provide an effective enough interception measure.

The RS-28 Sarmat’s super-precise guidance system gives it a radius of only 10 m of misalignment, plus a powerful explosive yield that makes it a terrible weapon.

However, it should also be noted that although Russia’s heavy ICBM Sarmat is called the Satan-2 missile, many Western military experts have commented that this weapon is not too scary, even “just a weapon”. play” compared to the old product.

Specifically, Sarmat is said to have a very long distance compared to the Satanic intercontinental ballistic missile from the Soviet era. This was mainly due to the technical capabilities of the Soviet nuclear ICBM and to psychological factors.

According to experts, the estimated power of the warheads that the Sarmat heavy ICBM carries is actually only about 7.5 – 10 MT, equivalent to 470 nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima.

Meanwhile, ICBM R-36M Satan born in the Soviet era carried a warhead with an explosive yield of 20 MT (up to 26 MT according to other sources), corresponding to nearly 1,000 nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima.

Analysts also pay close attention to the psychological impact, although it is reported that Sarmat will be equipped with a hypersonic glider warhead, this does not lead to any panic, while Satan really does. scared the whole world.

The above assessment of the West is not without foundation, because many Russian “super weapons” have been proven to fall into the state of “elephant head and mouse tail” when the actual features are far behind the advertising.

If Russia really wants the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile to become an effective nuclear deterrent, Russia will have a lot of work to do to prove it is not a “weapon on paper”.

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