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.
Well, that is what the new warheads are for. To counterbalance the ideas like the one you posted.
It is called MAD - mutual assured destruction.
These weapons are built to never being used. I hope they will pass their time sitting in silos and underground hangars and will be scrapped when the time comes. They are just a warranty that there will be not so much dictating imposed on us, Russians. Well, unless our own gevernment becomes so corrupt it decides to sell their own country.
Russia needs to take a big chill pill. America is still a democratic republic, and unless Russia gives the American people a real good reason to think it has become a world aggressor once more, the American people will regard Russia with a yawn. China is much more a concern now. We don't like nuclear wars, they're messy and inconvenient.
A single "boomer" has enough nuclear (nukular)firepower to destroy the world. We can launch from anywhere in the world.
So they'll be selling this to Iran and Syria asap...right?
Send ALGORE over to Russia with more of our tax dollars quick. /sarcasm
This concept never got off the drawing boards. Our sub launched missiles are our only mobile strategic missiles.
Does a nuclear missile need big accuracy?
If you're trying to kill a nuclear missile in a hardened silo in South Dakota, yes.
If you're trying to hit Chicago (which is where I live), not so much. You set off a nuclear weapon inside the city limits, it makes a mess.
However, the Chicago City Council has outlawed transportation of nuclear weapons inside Chicago city limits, so if the Russians tried, they would be in violation of city ordinances.
Did I mention that Chicago aldermen are idiots?
That's alright. Our defence system is designed to seek a second target should it be evaded by in-comings. Secondary target is Pootin's anus.
I think the ICBM's targeting system isn't much different from the one of a ballistic missile.
As for city councils and nuclear weapons I know that it's illegal for an individual to own one in Utah. The mormons may have several wives, an A-bomb'd be good in maintaining peace in such a family :)
Sorry, I meant: ...different from the one of a cruise missile.
RE: Under the application of strategic purpose of Nikolay Solovtsova ordering rocket armies
I wanted to point out this specific language. We in the West would not talk of "rocket armies." To us, rockets are sort of a deadman switch, a fall back position of last resort. Anti Western forces, on the other hand, think of them as really big artillery.
We have nothing, in terms of anything more than lauchers for very short range missiles. The US has never properly invested in ground mobility. The leaders are the Russians and the Red Chinese.
But firstly, you assume a volley. What if the defender is attacked without warning and is so dramatically damaged that there is no real response possible? Secondly, you grossly overestimate the actual effects of realistic usage of such munitions. The greatest utility of nuclear strategic munitions is to blow huge holes in an adversary's strategic forces and in their command and control. I realize we in the West have been brainwashed by pacifists, utopians and intellectuals into imagining nuclear carpet bombing, last days spent on beaches in Australia and nuclear winters. Certainly, such notions provide drama, and give the pacifists and disarmament fanatics their perceived bully pulpit. Courageous are the men of the West who dare to challenge this orthodoxy.
Since the late 1980s, the embargo of Western technology imposed on Russia has been all but shattered. Combined with their own up and coming native high tech industry, this has allowed upgrades.
The thing I'd be concerned about is two fold. Firstly, that the Russians have built and hidden "off the books" warheads and platforms in other countries besides Russia. And secondly, that some of the nuclear weapons being developed in China, and other countries, with the help of Russian engineers and scientists, are subject to sudden expedient acquisition by the Russians. Given the rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, horrible scenarios are possible.
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