Missiles of Russia


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As the heir to the substantial Soviet missile arsenal, Russia boasts the widest inventory of ballistic and cruise missiles in the world. Russia remains a major power in the development of missiles of all kinds, and Russian strategic rocket forces constitute a significant element of Moscow’s military strategy. Russian missiles perform a wide variety of missions, from anti-access/area denial in local conflicts to delivery of strategic nuclear weapons across continents. A significant modernization program continues in Russia, producing new variants of both ballistic and cruise missiles with significant new capabilities. Russia is also making major advancements in the field of precision-guided cruise missiles.

Russian missiles

Missiles

Missile Name Class Range Status
Kalibr (SS-N-30A) LACM 1,500 - 2,500 km Operational
Kalibr/Club (SS-N-27 "Sizzler") ASCM 220 - 300 km Operational
Iskander (SS-26 "Stone") SRBM 500 km Operational
9M729 (SSC-8) GLCM 2,500 km Operational
Avangard HGV 6,000+ km In development
Kh-101 / Kh-102 ALCM 2,500 - 2,800 km Operational
Kh-55 (AS-15 "Kent") ALCM 2,500 km Operational
Kinzhal ALBM 1,500 - 2,000 km Operational
OTR-21 Tochka (SS-21 "Scarab") SRBM 70 - 120 km Operational
P-800 Oniks/Yakhont/Bastion (SS-N-26 “Strobile”) ASCM 300 km Operational
Zyb (SS-N-6 "Serb") SLBM 2,400 - 3,200 km Obsolete
Vysota (SS-N-18 "Stingray") SLBM 6,500 km Operational
Shtil (SS-N-23 "Skiff") SLBM 11,000 km Operational
R-36 (SS-18 "Satan") ICBM 10,200 - 16,000 km Operational
Granat (SS-N-21 "Sampson") Cruise Missile 2,400 - 3,000 km Operational
RS-24 Yars (SS-27 Mod 2) ICBM 10,500 km Operational
RS-26 Rubezh ICBM/IRBM 2,000-5,800 km In development
RS-28 Sarmat ICBM 10,000+ km In development
Pioneer (SS-20 "Saber") IRBM 5,000 km Obsolete
Bulava (SS-N-32) SLBM 8,300 km Operational
Topol (SS-25 "Sickle") ICBM 11,000+ km Operational
Topol-M (SS-27 Mod 1) ICBM 11,000 km Operational
R-11 (SS-1 "Scud) SRBM 190 - 550 km Obsolete
UR-100 (SS-19 "Stiletto") ICBM 10,000 km Operational

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Missile Defense Project, "Missiles of Russia," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 14, 2018, last modified August 10, 2021, https://missilethreat.csis.org/country/russia/.