In 1997, on direct orders from the Pentagon and with the active support of its sales in Russia minions began the destruction of the world's best air defense system. But as always happens in times of severe trial for our country have found new Minin and Pozharsky, Alexander Matrosov and Zoe Kosmodem'yanskii who despised for betraying the promised benefits and career was not deemed a threat to their personal safety, entered into an unequal and dangerous battle. Although Air Defense Forces could not defend them — in those days TsRUshniki and representatives from the U.S. State Department as a passer-terrain vehicle owners shastali the White House and the Kremlin — they all have the same main goal: troops defended Russia's Space Missile Defense, without which even the presence of combat-ready SMF makes our country extremely vulnerable to nuclear conflict.
Unfortunately professionally calculated, fully justified from a political, military and technical aspects of the withdrawal option RKO in a separate genus (as Airborne) and its subordination directly to the President of the Russian Federation — the main consumer of information, was flatly rejected by the representatives of the U.S. State Department as unacceptable. And then managed to break a decision on their inclusion in the Strategic Rocket Forces, even at that time sneaking closed to Americans. This will keep this unique technically branch and prevent leakage of advanced military technologies in the U.S., or Americans are scared we were not "Aegis" — "mythic system with fantastic combat capabilities," and something more substantial with the stigma of "stale the Soviet Union. " State Department was furious. It is notable that in 1997, its head, Christopher Warren lost his position, and in his place was appointed to all the famous "Bloody Lady" Madeleine Albright. But this is America, not helped.
In principle, all the generals SRF had an idea of this kind of troops — in the so-called "exchange rate" in the Academy of the General Staff, they were introduced to the purpose, combat composition, objectives, RKO and even visited some sites. But it was not uncommon, and no details, and would really appreciate the capabilities of the systems RKO and see them in a combat operation. Particularly as humanly understandable, they were interested in the missile defense system. As a consequence, for the near future planned sham training with live fire. Of launching missiles in the vicinity of Moscow, no one would be allowed, so the venue for shooting identified one of the ranges of missile defense. But then problems arose — to drive already on life extension missile (retired in 2006). Thousands of miles away has been very problematic.
What could I do in this situation the command RKO, you clearly understand that your first trip depends not only their future personal relationship with the Command of the Strategic Missile Forces, but the fate of the troops themselves RKO? Turned to fishing (fishery (colloquial, accent on the last syllable) — Representatives of MIC). At the test site was an experimental new generation of anti-missile missile, which decided to hold fire, aligning the "acquaintance" with the next test. Solution is uniquely bold and risky, but the other way was not simple.
Arriving on time to the site, representatives of commander in chief of the Strategic Missile Forces, led a tour missiles in the mine, got acquainted with the equipment and heard a report from CP Command RKO readiness. After this, Commander gave the nod to start firing.
SHS went on reports numbers fighting crew:
— Missile — target started.
— Target is detected.
— There are capturing one.
— There are two … capture the target for tracking.
— Goal — to destroy!
In the missile combat is not due to a second, on account of its thousand shares so multiton Duct cover does not open, does not move, and shoot. Roar, a cloud of dust and … nothing! On the face of Commander clearly reflected popular frustration to CP deepened tense silence.
— MD-a-a-a — handed it distracting, but easy enough, — It happens that we have a rocket out of the mine does not go …
His face glowed softly generals restrained satisfaction, saying that slander can be anything, but as to the case, so you fuck her than sobesh — our strategic swallow!
At this time, the speaker came the report:
— Target is destroyed while …!
A moment of hesitation, and two minutes the entire PU deaf — said Commander. Spoke well, emotionally, and very graphically, using ancient Russian idiomatic expressions and confident using in his speech last achievements of modern science and technology. The essence of his speech was simple — what are you, a play here in front of me are playing? Amm not come out of the mine, and reported that the target is destroyed! Hold me for a fool? So it will not work! Telemetry to the table — now we'll see who is to blame and punish fraud ostentatious for life. CSC command blinks in confusion, not knowing how to tactfully explain the central board, which he very well not right — even the timid attempts to do so, the roar was growing stronger. Then all the generals in UAZ and jumped right through the steppe rushed to the mine. It was empty!
Indeed, the launch of an intercontinental dvuhsottonnoy colossus beautiful, menacing and intuitive. But no anti-missile "Satan" or even "Topol", it is small, agile and fast so that the view is not warned by people to keep track of it can not — the main motor is switched on when it is already high in the sky. People still look to the mine with a cloud of dust, and the sound of the engine of the first stage of the crash had come up clogged otstrelennoy duct cover.
In general, clear. Then he noted.
By Vladimir Ivanov