Hot announcements, as so often happens, come to us from across the ocean. «The decision to develop the newest intercontinental ballistic missile, which will replace the RS-20 or R-36MUTTH and R-36M2» Governor «(in Western ordering SS-18 Satan -« Satan «), is still pending.» This was announced in Washington on the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe last Chief of Staff Head of Strategic Missile Forces mission, Candidate of Military Sciences, Doctor of Military Sciences Academy, Colonel-General Viktor Esin retired.
According to the general, «it is possible that such a missile will be, but a concrete decision yet, while there is an assignment to carry out research work.» Viktor Esin submitted that «on the basis of this research led to the modern view of the rocket after this decision will be made about the need for its creation on the basis of the development of military-strategic situation. If a positive result is verified and quantified the need for products. » In addition, the expert added that «the development of such missiles heaviest weighing 211 tons conducted likely will not, its creators will be able to form the brakes on the crotch.»
So Viktor Esin detailed story about the newest rocket, which should come to replace the «Governor» («Satan»), explained in our opinion, several circumstances. The first of them — purely impartial. The largest in the world liquid languid missiles R-36MUTTH and R-36M2, kitted reentry warhead with 10 warheads capacity of 750 kilotons of any system and overcome the most advanced and promising missile defense are on duty in our country (near Dombarovsky and Uzhur ) is already more than 20 years.
Open data for July today, their remained only 58 units (up to reductions under START-1 was 308). In the coming years to 2020 they have to go down in history by age. Most of those that are currently on active duty, and so has overcome warranty and extended deadlines, they are defined by technical passports. The fact that they do not pose any threat to support personnel and are in good repair and fully combat ready, show constant launches of these missiles with a range in Baikonur launch satellites as «civil» rocket «Dnepr», which is actually a «Governor» («Satan»), removed from combat duty.
But endlessly keep these missiles in battle formation still impossible. Like every living creature (a strategic missile — specifically living creature, no matter how these words seem to someone imaginary and paradoxical. — VL), their life has a deadline. He goes to his own logical outcome. Moreover, the logical approach of total length of stay on duty and other Russian strategic missile systems — liquid ballistic missile UR-100NUTTKh «Weaving» (in Western ordering SS-19 Stiletto), they have now 70 and was 360, they are deployed Kozelsk Kaluga region and Tatishchevo Saratov. Also suitable for the end of the warranty period, the availability of on duty and solid ground strategic missile systems RT-2PM «Topol» (in Western ordering SS-25 Sickle — «Sickle») from us until 171 units, stationed in Yoshkar-Ola, under Nizhny Tagil, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Barnaul and Vypolzovo in the Tver region.
If we consider that of the 605 strategic missiles that we have at the moment in battle formation, actually half in the coming years will be injected into retirement, then understand the concern and the military, and management of the country. Not only that you need to do Prague contract (START-3) with the U.S., where we can (should), as Americans, have deployed 700 vehicles and another 100 in warehouses. The question is more acute. With strategic missiles we — stately country that wishes who is either unwilling, but must reckon. Without them — only raw materials appendage. Or the West or East.
Yes, and with the substitution of «Governors» («Satan») as «Hundreds,» all is not well. The guide the military-industrial complex is a struggle, what missiles to replace retiring R-36M2 and UR-100NUTTKh — liquid or solid fuel. For each of these groups — the famous design offices and multi-million production teams that no matter what, even while working. Although with difficulty. Zhidkostniki offer almost revive the «Satan»: that the first and second stage it is possible to do again at the Dnepropetrovsk plant «Pivdenmash» where once did the P-36, and the remainder snap — warheads, breeding systems and so on — in Russia.
However, the problem is that the Lisbon agreement early 90-ies of the last century, signed by the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus, none of these countries, except Russia and the U.S. can not do strategic nuclear missiles. And «Pivdenmash» first. Get in and out of this contract, as some suggest — a very risky step. Is the Ukraine on it — the big question. Transfer or creation of the heavy liquid rocket middle ground in Russia — here, too, has its own difficulties, which need to read separately. So says Chief Designer and last UR-100NUTTKh, laureate of Lenin and State prizes Gerbert Yefremov.
Have the Russian Federation and many-headed solid rockets, not counting marine suffering RSM-56 «Bulava», which still does not fly, ground missile RS-24, which has taken up duty in December last year. There are also one-piece shaft and ground missiles RT-2PM «Topol-M» (SS-27). Them today — 67. But these missiles can not yet absolutely solve problems and Prague contract, and guaranteed security of.
Essentially had spent 19 trillion. rubles., which allocates the budget for the Municipal weapons program from 2011-2020, so that all those tasks which they say Colonel-General Viktor Esin and academician of the Academy of Military Sciences Gerbert Yefremov, have been resolved. Will it is in the military and political control of the country, as our designers and production — the big question.
Created by Viktor Litovkin