RS-26 Rubezh

RS-26 Rubezh
Type Intercontinental ballistic missile
Place of origin Russia
Service history
Used by Russian Strategic Missile Troops
Production history
Designer Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology
Weight 20 to 50 Ton , up to 80 Ton max
Length 12 19 to 26 30 m
Diameter < 2,6 m
Warhead 4x each 300 Kt MIRVs or with various numbers types yield, single to up to 12 or 16 MARV, HGV other, yield 100 kt to < 900 kt (up to 8 can be each <5Mt or single > 25 Mt warhead)

Engine Solid-fueled (last stage or warhead block can have liquid)
Propellant solid , third or fourth (warhead block) can be liquid
within 6000 km to max 12600 km
Speed over Mach 20 (24,500 km/h; 15,220 mph; 6.806 km/s)
Inertial with Glonass
Road-mobile TEL

The RS-26 Rubezh РС-26 Рубеж (also known or within the programs Avangard Авангард) SS-X-31, is a Russian solid-fueled, MIRV-equipped (or MARV maneuverable re-entry vehicles to bypass anti-ballistic missiles or hypersonic Prompt Global Strike-type weapons), thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile[1] with reported hypersonic warheads[2] in advanced stages of development as of early 2015, based on the previous RS-24 Yars. After an initial failure in 2011, it was first test-launched successfully from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on May 26, 2012,[3][4] hitting its target at the Kura Range 6,000 km away minutes later. Further successful tests were performed from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan on October 24, 2012,[5][6] and June 6, 2013.[7] According to the commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev, the RS-26 Rubezh is expected to become operational in 2016.[8]

See also


  1. "RS-26 Rubezh / Avangard - Road Mobile ICBM". Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. "Russia's hypersonic trump card edges closer to reality". 23 Oct 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. "Russia tests secret missile after Nato shield launched". BBC. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. "Russia tests prototype of a new ICBM". 23 May 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. "Russia to create new missiles to compete with U.S.". Missile Threat. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. "New ICBM tested in Kapustin Yar". 24 Oct 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. "Russia continues tests of new ICBM, named Rubezh". 6 Jun 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  8. "Russia's New Ballistic Missile Can Become Operational in 2016". 29 Dec 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
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