Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 28 September 2011
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: ABM Killer and Rubezh
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology and Votkinsk Plant
Parent System: RS-26
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 28 September 2011
Total Production: ?
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Description: The RS-26, codenamed Rubezh or Frontier in English, is new road-mobile solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) intended to supplement the RS-24 Yars and Topol-M missiles within the Russian Strategic Forces. The first test launch was carried out at the end of 2013 with the ICBM entry into service expected in the 2015-2016 timeframe. The new missile was developed in secrecy and would be equipped with a new warhead with maneuverability capabilities (MARV) and advanced countermeasures to override missile defenses. It has been dubbed the 'ABM Killer' or 'anti-missile defense killer' and its entry into service is due in 2016. The RS-26 may belong to a new generation of ballistic missiles itended to deliver a warhead that is in fact and hypersonic cruise missile.

In early 2016 the RS-26 missile specifications were released having a maximum range of 11,000 kilometers carrying four 300-kiloton warheads. The RS-26 booster stage lasts for five minutes making it hard to detect by the radar systems located in Europe. During the descending trajectory the warheads take a dive, lose altitude and fly following a flat trajectory as an hypersonic cruise missile a few hundred kilometers before reaching the intended target.

RS-26 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 4
Max Range: 11,000 kilometer (5,940 nautical mile)
Weight: 80,000 kilogram (176,367 pound)
Yield: 1,200 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

RS-26 News

There are 6 news between
3 Oct 2013 and 9 Mar 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016Russia to Deploy RS-26 Rubezh Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Getting Closer to Strategic Supremacy
Thursday, March 26, 2015Russia Successfully Test Fires RS-26 Rubezh Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Friday, December 26, 2014Russia's RS-26 Rubezh Road-Mobile ICBM ABM Killer to Enter Service in 2016
Tuesday, January 14, 2014China Developing WU-14 Hypersonic Cruise Missile
Tuesday, December 24, 2013Russian Strategic Forces Test Fire New Yars Ballistic Missile
Thursday, October 3, 2013Russia to Test RS-26 Rubezh Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by Year's End

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