“The last series of fire tests was successful, technical problems were eliminated”,said the source.
“Now we are preparing technical documentation, which is scheduled to be completed in November. According to the most optimistic forecasts, the Sarmat can be tested in November-December this year, ”he added.
But even in this case, according to the interlocutor, “flight design tests of a new intercontinental ballistic missile can begin no earlier than the end of the first quarter of the 2017 of the year.”
He noted that currently the lag in the Sarmat program is at least 7 months.
Help Agency: The “Sarmat” ICBM is intended to replace the Voyevoda P-36М2 rocket. The payload of the new rocket is expected to reach ten tons (versus approximately 8,75 tons of its predecessor). Adoption of "Sarmat" is planned at the end of 2018 of the year. "