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
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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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