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.
Did we ever, besides on the drawing board?
There were plans to have 50 Peacekeeper ICBM's moved around the U.S. by rail so it would be impossible for the Soviets to target them but Congress killed that idea.
I don't know. That's why I asked.
sorry I included the word "anymore"
Democrats, listening to envoromental and anti-nuclear groups, however, fought the system from the beginning, and it was successfully dismantled, only 1 day after becomming operational!!
However, the missiles were called Spartans(exo') and Sprints(endo's) Look up the Sprint launch. It is fascinating to see, it is FAST!!!(had to be, to intercept an RV that had made it through reentry.)
It ain't likely to be a tank on a tank battle.
Tac Nukes work too!
Tac Nukes would be a good name for a rock band
IIRC, the radioactive cobalt has a half life of about 5 years. Still, that'd be long enough to make you want to move to a different neighborhood.
Seemed like a good idea at the time... probably saved us billions by going the silo route.
The MX system was to be built all over the Southwest United States. It would consist of a number of large circular (or close-looped) railroad tracks. All along the railroad tracks are missile sites, most of which are either fake sites or empty underground silos, and only a few of which contain missiles (intercontinental ballistic missiles, aimed at targets in the Soviet Union). A train keeps moving the missiles from site to site in a manner such that the Russians dont know which sites contain missiles. The system was often referred to as the racetrack system.
I seemed pictures and diagrams of it.It would have been interesting to see in operation.
You mean Cobalt-Thorium G?
Thank you Dr. Stangelove!
If you want to do some real damage explode one ton on antimatter. The result would be a 40,000 megaton explosion.
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