If this message is not the next "duck" or simply a mistake to cheat, you can congratulate the Russian defense industry with a new success. In recent years, more Russian army is on a starvation diet in terms of getting new weapons and even more so in this section, as a strategic weapon. But the question arises, why on future trials have not been reported before? If you recall the story of the "Bulava", all were perfectly aware for a long time yet before the test, but at the same time many will remember, ran unsuccessfully as the first starts. In this situation, there are three options clarification. In 1-x, the military and the designers were afraid to be in a pool of criticism. In-2, can be mysterious missile "Liner" — is not an instrument of the last generation, but only just improved line of "Blue,". B-3, the military and the creators of the rocket are people too, and they are not alien to such a thing as omens, and they play it safe so as not to "jinx" the upcoming tests. Naturally, the third option — it is less than a joke, but the first two are fully applicable. So after all is a mysterious weapon coming under the title — "Liner".
Many experts are inclined to think that the "Liner" — is nothing more than a deeply modernized "The blue". As evidence, they cite their own views of the fact that "Blue," and a Transfer rocket "Liner" are going to machine building plant in Krasnoyarsk. With this in mind, there is hesitation, that factory workers could install the latest production line for the production of entirely new weapons. The fact that "liner" can be improved and it is only a continuation of the tested range of strategic weapons, does not diminish the rewards of designers. Brand new rocket just need for our army. First, this is due to the fact that, despite all the attempts of the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology, their offspring, the creation of which began in 1997, and has not justified itself. We are talking about a promising solid propellant missile "Bulava".
The main initiators of the creation on the basis of solid-fuel missile "Topol" modern intercontinental ballistic missiles "Mace" in 1997 was the then Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev and already past CEO MITA academician Yuri Solomonov. In that version, as proposed to perform was really cute and we can say beautiful in economic terms the project. At a minimum cost of the armed forces of the Russian Federation should have received quite new kind of strategic weapons. But the main difficulty in the implementation of the project life was the fact that all previous generations of missiles, and there have been three for submarines were liquid. And have designed them just in the SRC them. Makeev. Employees SRC unknown reason were excluded from subsequent developments "Bulava", and work on the project was transferred to Academician Solomon. But together with the transfer of development were transferred to MIT, and a large amount of defense contracts.
After obtaining the right to continue the development of "Bulava" was a period of intense theoretical work with the marketing of media appearances, during which the "Bulava" was presented as something new and perfect. And in the end? For the beautiful words of hiding 14 test launches, of which more or less successful is recognized only 7. Beautiful theory and sounding statements were actually just a regular chatter. Under the missile "Bulava" was even built the first nuclear-powered cruiser Project 955 "Borey", named "Yuri Dolgoruky". In the end, it will remain virtually naked, and therefore its primary fate — to stand at the pier. Understanding the complexity of the situation and, of course, anticipating the likely issue on the funds spent on the creation of the "Bulava", Academician Solomon has resigned from the post of director general of MIT. At the same time, he opted out of the rocket design development and continues to work as of the 1st of the designers.
At the same time Miassky SRC them. Makeev, deprived of the right to continued work on the development of the "Bulava", failed to substantiate its scientific and technological capacity. Namely, specifically the designers of this center in 2007 transferred to the Russian Navy missile weapons, "Blue," which, of course, does not work hard, but on the watery fuel, but at the same time allows you to talk about the modernization of missile and sea-based nuclear weapons. The conducted test launches of "Blue," ended successfully, and it is possible to install missiles in missile carriers 667BDRM, which include the submarines and the "Yekaterinburg".
But the question is, since 2007, when the Navy transferred miasstsy rocket "Blue," there is not the 1st reports over what the designers were working all the time. Some time to reverse the media flashed the information that the SRC them. Makeev started to develop its own design tools for installation on cruisers of Project 955. The idea with the creation of a solid fuel rocket is dropped, a new product built on the basis of the same fine-proven "Sineva". Future intercontinental ballistic missile as it received the code name of the P-29RMU3 (code "The blue-2").
At the same time, if the subsequent development of the "Bulava" refuse, is not destiny, "Yury Dolgoruky", silos which are designed to launch the smallest size than a liquid "The blue". Practically it was built under the solid-fuel "Bulava". Now, there are two options: first, least of all real — continuation of the "Bulava", and the second, more realistic, but at the same time, coupled with the enormous financial cost option — Conversion of existing missile silos under the larger size.
Based on the fact that there were problems with weapons cruiser "Yury Dolgoruky", may be brand new missile "Liner" and there is a real way out. According to unconfirmed disk imagin
g, Miass offered further option: not much to increment the diameter of the first and second stages and all that to reduce the length. In the proposed variant is also indicated that the engines of the first and second steps can be taken with a P-29RMU2, and on-board control — with P-29RMU2 (with the "Bulava"). It may be that new girl rocket, collected from the best that is in the "Blue," and "Bulava", and there is a mysterious rocket "Liner", which start up on May 20 with the "Yekaterinburg".