According to Vedomosti, full-scale flight tests of Sarmat ICBM will begin in 2020. The test program will begin with two tests from Plesetsk to Kura and will eventually include at least five test flights. Unusually, at the final stage of tests, the missile is could be launched from the deployment area in Uzhur missile division, where the first two missiles are expected to be deployed in 2021. The Vedomosti source again confirmed 2021 as the target date for deployment.

So far, the industry conducted three ejection tests of the missile between December 2017 and May 2018.