New Russian-made RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile could enter in service for 2016 2612141
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|Friday, December 26, 2014 09:49 AM|
|New Russian-made RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile could enter in service for 2016.|
Russia’s newest RS-26 Rubezh missile system, dubbed the ‘anti-missile defense killer’, will join the ranks of the country’s defenses in less than two years, Russia’s Strategic Missile Force commander, Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said. According Internet source, the new RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile could be based on the RS-24 YARS.
The new RS-26 Rubezh could be based on the RS-24 Yars nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.
“We are continuing the test program for RS-26 and plan to finish it next year, with the missile to be put on combat duty in 2016,” Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev is cited as saying by RIA Novosti.
The last test launch was made on June 6, 2013, , the source said. This is the only launch that was officially confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense. No details about the missiles have been provided.