The Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau received government contract to perform construct and testing to create the new ballistic missile. Izvestiya reports this.
"This is a new heavy ballistic missile Sarmat for ground forces' update", Makeyev Rocket Center Chief Structural Engineer Vladimir Degtyar said.
He added that the Center works on several contracts from Defense Ministry for creation of the sea and land-launched ballistic missiles.
Russian Defense Ministry vice Deputy Yuriy Borisov said that Sarmat missile will have the modernized energy characteristics that will give the opportunity to equip it with special equipment to pull through US National Missile Defense. New missile will be able to resist space-based defense system and be launched from any region and to any direction.
The weapon is created to equip the Borey class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. It can also be used on the submarines of the fifth generation Husky that are now under development.