Control Launch of Missile “Rubezh” (RS-26) is Scheduled for March
Benchmark test launch of a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile having a working title of RS-26, created on the basis of RS-24 “Yars”, is scheduled for mid-March.
This was announced today to TASS by a source in the defense industry. “It is planned to launch (RS-26) near the end of the quarter, somewhere in the middle of March,” the interlocutor of the agency said. According to him, after considering the results of the test launch it will be decided to take rockets into service.
RS-26 is also known as the “Avangard” and “Rubezh”. It is expected that it will be lighter than “Yars” and will have improved warheads and multiple reentry warhead. These missiles will be launched only with mobile complexes – the silo-based options are not provided.