In snowy sea until late June to begin factory tests new ballistic missile «Skif» capable in standby on the sea and the ocean of days and at the appropriate moment for the team to shoot and hit ground and maritime facilities. About it in his article in the newspaper «Izvestia», with reference to the War Department said Alexei Mikhailov.
The missile was developed with a central design bureau «Rubin» (St. Petersburg) and Municipality Rocket Center named after Academician Makeev (Miass) commissioned by the Ministry of Defense. Official background creation of the missile are not named. Web Editor MilitaryRussia Dmitry Kornev said that laying of such missiles in several parts of the bottom will allow at the right moment to hit strategic targets without verbovaniya enemy submarines.
In true being developed P-29RMU2
It must be emphasized that to systematize NATO designation «Skiff» (Skiff) awarded the liquid ballistic missile submarines R-29RM series.
In service of in the current time are R-29RMU2 «The Blue», is also developing a P-29RMU2.1 «Liner», the newspaper writes Lenta.ru.
Missiles «The Blue» were developed by SRC Makeyev. Are there common features in the latest «bottom» ballistic missile «Skif» and P-29RMU2 Russian development is not yet clear.
Official background creation of the missile are not named. Web Editor MilitaryRussia Dmitry Kornev notes
that the laying of such missiles in several parts of the bottom will allow at the right moment to hit strategic targets without verbovaniya enemy submarines. «Strategic submarines are vulnerable to enemy anti-submarine systems. Find quite a boat — and just at the right moment, you can pick the rocket launch. A rocket «Skif» virtually invisible to the enemy «- explained the» Izvestia «D. roots.
At the same time the representative of the Russian Navy said that if the enemy will detect the boat, which establishes «Scythians» to the bottom, they just can be defused. «If in our boat carrier will link the enemy, neither of which is hidden staging speech can not be. If the rocket set on the open area of the bottom, modern hydroacoustics just see her, because almost everything will depend on the actions of the captain of the submarine carrier «- explained the expert.
First missile tests scheduled for the end of May — mid-June, the white sea. Lowered to the bottom of the rocket will submarine «Sarov», specially altered test «Skiff».
In the bow of «Sarov» torpedo tube mounted large diameter (about 1 m) and special ballast tanks, which should make the weight dropped and rocket assist to preserve the stability of the boat.
«In the future we will check the test not only the rocket, and its system of transhipments at sea from the ship to the boat. If all goes well, after the industrial tests «Skif» give municipalities already that will take a rocket to the Russian Navy «, — explained the source of» Izvestia «.
At the Municipal Makeyev Rocket Center in the town of Miass «Izvestia» confirmed that are working on the product index «Skif», but did not reveal details of the project. In CKB «Rubin» in time to comment on plans for future work on the rocket «Skif» refused, citing a state secret.