Skip to comments.Russia says new Topol RS-12 mobile ICBM can evade U.S. missile defense
Posted on 11/01/2005 11:32:56 PM PST by HAL9000
New Russian rockets are capable to overcome American ABOUT
The Russian militarians approve, that have received the nuclear warhead, capable to overcome antimissile defense of the USA. Results of the test of an intercontinental ballistic missile lead yesterday "Poplar-th" testify to it with a new head part, informs a today's issue of the edition "Businessman".
Yesterday's rocket firing ?N-12I1 "Poplar-th" from a mobile launcher was already the sixth within the limits of test of the system created for overcoming of the American antimissile defense. However for the first time start-up has been made not from Plesetsk, and from proving ground Kapustin Jar on the tenth proving ground Balkhash located in Kazakhstan (Priozersk). It has been made that means of tracking of the USA for Alaska could not observe of the maneuvers, made by warheads after branch from intercontinental ballistic missiles. At flight from Kapustin Jara to Balkhash all parameters of flight can be supervised by exclusively Russian means of the control.
Yesterday Ministry of Defence has declared, that start-up was successful. The Russian militarians approve, that the maneuver made by a warhead on a trajectory of its flight on a final site does not allow to carry out its interception and destruction by existing systems of antimissile defense.
Under the application of strategic purpose of Nikolay Solovtsova ordering rocket armies, equipment of regular parts by mobile "Poplars-ths" with new warheads should begin in 2006. In the further annually in armies should act up to nine launchers. In parallel new warheads it is planned to establish for 40 units already developed in quantity mine "Poplar-th" and perspective sea rockets "Aoeaaa-30", created for arms of nuclear submarines.
Besides the Moscow institute heating engineers now works above equipment of "Poplars-th" by divided head parts of individual prompting. If this project will be realized, Russia for the first time will start creation mnogozarjadnyh intercontinental ballistic missiles after Moscow has refused their manufacture on conditions of niaaonei-American contract NIA-2 which has stopped the existence after the beginning of creation by Washington systems ABOUT.
We Shall remind, that all several days ago, on October, 27th Armed forces of the Russian Federation have made the first tests of other rocket of new generation "Bulava". Then the heavy rocket underwater cruiser of strategic purpose of Northern fleet "Dmitry Donskoj" under command of the captain of 1-st rank of Arcady Romanov has made start-up of a ballistic missile of sea basing "Bulava" from water area of the White sea on range the Hen on Kamchatka.
As the assistant to the commander-in-chief of the Navy - the chief of the press-service of the Navy the captain of 1-st rank Igor Dygalo has informed, the head part of a rocket in an estimated time has hit the target on range. As have noted in Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, distinctive feature of the given rocket is that it is completely developed and created at the enterprises of the Russian defensive complex. Besides "Bulavu" probably to unify with a ground rocket complex of strategic purpose "Poplar-th".
In the ministry have added, that after test start-up the rocket will be established on arms of underwater cruisers of the project 955, one of which, APL "Jury Dolgoruky", will be a part of the Navy of the Russian Federation in 2007a.
Not quite what I meant.
The Russians have always had to cope with less accurate targeting systems, and other hardware problems. They compensated by using nuclear warheads that were much larger than US/Nato types. That, and pushing through lots of strikes at once. An attack might be less likely to get here, but you'll sure notice if it did. The Brits had a similar theroy with their V-Strike weapons (Vulcans and Victors).They scrapped it (I believe) when they adopted sea bourne rocket systems.
Anyway, Russian nuclear doctrine hasn't changed too too much, and the hardware is all pretty much the same and still in place. It's not more powerful or advanced than the US approach, but it would be extremely effective (at sterilizing the planet) and very difficult to cope with even with something like the missile defence plan.
Your milage may vary on this. I'm no expert, so don't be shocked if someone pulls up and tells me I'm an idiot.:)
Many ordinary Russians think the USA might attack Russia once it's left without its nuclear weapons.
i drive a mac g5 coulda bought a dell
do not underate or lose faith...
every second factory seconds are generated
how do you spell b/s, hal9000?
Why do Russia brag about saying this? Do they want to be on a war footing with America? Or is it just a clear propaganda ploy to deter any possible US 'bravado' type pre-emptive strike?
everyone has to pat their backs and honk their horns
g5 is killer!
let alone tommorrow when the 9ntel is popped unde the hoood. let them say what they will... they will still suck hind tit
Quit bogarting, dude.
All they'd have to do is run a poll over here to find that maybe 1.1% of Americans would want to nuke Russia now.
Our mobile launchers are the Ohio class submarines. No land-based mobile launchers though.
The only thing I would be concerned about is if Russia were to sell some of these New Nukes to countries like North Korea, or Iran.
as a leader of the g7 do you really think anyone can drive circles around the collective uncle sam? Phuque NO!
these other flakes can buy/bend /twist to emulate the real thing but it aint the same.
sure these other weenies can imitate but lack the infrastructure to follow thru and support
the world is full of dreamers
You could enter different doors to the same office.
I think its just an announcement of force capabilities developed after the fact of an ABM system being deployed in the U.S. MAD doesnt work unless the enemy knows you can still hit him.
Im pretty sure that it doesnt make a diff in the status quo. And no, China doesnt have more active weapons than russia.
According the bullettin of atomic scientists, active and deployed Russian nuclear warheads number about 4000 today. China has a total of only about 10% that.
I just checked. The above number is "deployed". The total number of "active" warheads is 8250.
The Russian militarians approve, that have received the nuclear warhead, capable to overcome antimissile defense of the USA.
Why do Russia brag about saying this?
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