Skip to comments.Russia Plans Rail-Mounted Missiles to Counter US Global Strike Program
Posted on 12/18/2013 11:41:42 AM PST by traumer
MOSCOW, December 18 (RIA Novosti) Russia will draft a plan in the coming year to deploy rail-mounted nuclear missiles as a potential response to the United States Prompt Global Strike program, the commander of its Strategic Missile Force said on Wednesday. A Defense Ministry report has been submitted to the president and the order has been given to develop a preliminary design of a rail-mounted missile system, Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakaev said.
The work will be carried out by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology the developer of the submarine-launched Bulava nuclear missile in the first half of next year.
Karakaev added that defense officials, after analyzing the American system, concluded there is a need to reconsider the issue of a rail-mounted missile system given its increased survivability and the extent of our railway network.
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The whole reason they're so concerned about ten missile interceptors in Poland is because they're afraid they don't have ten functioning missiles in their inventory. This is just another poorly played maskirovka and it's nothing to worry about.
Reminiscent of the rail car garrison system proposed for the LGM-118A.
Thankfully we have all those missile defense systems in place all over Europe. What? We don’t? Oops.
One of these days... Beep. Bang.
Glad I’m as old as Methuselah; sad for the kids these days.
Just follow their tracks.
Didn’t we (the USA) have missiles on rails, too - decades ago?
Somewhere the Russian Dick Durbin is pushing this, crowing about all the jobs that will be created by High Speed Nuclear Rail.
Proposed as a basing scheme for the MX Peacekeeper ICBM, but never built. The Peacekeeper was put in standard silo’s.
30 year old deployment concept for our MX ICBM.
First proposed over 40 years ago.
I’m wiping tears from my eyes that was so funny!!!
‘High Speed Nuclear Rail’...(-:
If it works no better than the Bulava submarines, I’d say NO SWEAT!
lets send some New York engineers to Russia to drive the trains.
Being on a rail car will subject the missile to continuous vibration and bumps. Not good for sensitive components over long periods.
Then there's the hilarity of derailments, both accidental and deliberate. I'm sure the Chechen terrorists will have lots of fun with the idea.
wouldn't be complete without the exploding boxcar...
Both would be great under the tree...