In Russia is the creation of a new heavy liquid intercontinental ballistic missile, which is capable of breaking through any existing and future missile defense system adopted for service to the 2050s. On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS, the general director of the "Corporation Rosobshchemash" Arthur Usenkov. According to him, the commission for the development of the rocket that will eventually replace the ICBM R-36M "Governor," was given in 2009.
In mid-December 2009 the then acting commander of the Strategic Missile Forces Shvaychenko Andrew, said that the new ballistic missile will be established by the end of 2016. What will the new ICBM Shvaychenko did not elaborate. According Usenkova created by a missile, and also as the "Governor," will have a warhead with ten independently targetable warheads. It will be able to overcome any missile defense system, be it the U.S. or the European missile defense NATO.
"Governor" is considered the most serious and effective of intercontinental ballistic missiles in the world. ICBM capable of carrying ten warheads capacity of 550 kilotons each. Flight distance "Governor" is 11,000 kilometers. R-36M2 was developed in the 1970s in the CB "South", and later on the basis of its established booster "Dnepr", as the START-1, the effect of which was completed December 5, 2009, suggested the destruction of half of the arsenal of "Governor" .
It clarifies the ITAR-TASS news agency, the new START treaty has not yet been ratified by the United States, does not prohibit the modernization and replacement of strategic offensive arms, including the creation of new types of such weapons. Once the new treaty enters into force, it will impose a limit on the number of deployed and reserve carriers of strategic weapons, as well as the number of nuclear warheads.