It appears that we will not see RS-26 deployment in 2015 after all - the commander of the Strategic Rocket Forces, Sergey Karakayev told journalists that the missile is still undergoing tests and will begin combat service in 2016.

Earlier it was reported that the RS-26 missile will be deployed in 2015 in Irkutsk and maybe at some point in Vypolzovo. It is not clear at this point what happened to the plan to flight test the missile in 2014 - there are still a few days left to do the test. We'll find out soon.