As stated in Decree of the RF Government "On State defense order for 2010 and the planning period 2012-2013" AO "Makeyev SRC" was tasked to start the Sarmat R&D. In June 2011 a government contract for the Sarmat R&D execution was signed with the RF Ministry of Defense. The Sarmat promising strategic missile complex (SMC) is being created to properly and effectively perform tasks of nuclear deterrence by the Russian strategic forces.
The General Designer is V.G. Degtiar, the Chief Designer is Yu.А. Kaverin.