Brand new arms race: Our homeland flew first

A new arms race: Russia ran the first

Moscow has threatened that by 2016, the West can remember nightmares of "cold war"

Our homeland began to establish the heavy liquid newest intercontinental ballistic missile, which is capable of breaking through any available and promising anti-missile system, the very small to mid-century. This was stated by Director General of the "Corporation Rosobshchemash" Arthur Usenkov. According to him, the commission for the development of the rocket that will change in the future ICBM R-36M2 "Governor," was given in 2009.

This is not the first mention of a brand-new weapon that can make our Strategic Rocket Forces mission (SRF). In the middle of December 2009 the then commander of the Strategic Missile Forces mission Shvaychenko Andrew, said the brand new ballistic missile will be created by the end of 2016. What it will be Shvaychenko did not elaborate. Now he brought some clarity Usenkov. According to him, created by a rocket, as well as "Governor," will have a MIRV warheads with 10 personal guidance. It will be able to overcome any missile defense system, be it the U.S. or the European missile defense NATO.

Rocket "Governor" — a night terror Yankees the "Cold War", for this reason, dubbed the West "Satan." Is considered the most effective in the middle of the heavy and intercontinental ballistic missiles in the world. Capable of carrying 10 warheads capacity of 550 kilotons each. Flight distance "Governors" 11 thousand kilometers. Is used by the 13th Missile Division, stationed in the Trans-Baikal region, and the 62 th Missile Division (Krasnoyarsk Territory). Would serve her and serve the defense of the country, if not the destruction of the Soviet Union. Dnepropetrovsk KB "Pivdenmash", in which developed a miracle rocket remained in the Ukraine. Like the plant, which in the same town produced "Governor". He now ran, priemuschestvenno, the creation of trams, trolley and wheeled tractors.

It became clear that the P-36M recently cleaned will be written off. By now in the days of the Strategic Missile Forces there are only 58 complexes. By 2020, there were none. And it became natural that with Ukraine, which it wishes to NATO, it does not want, it is better not to get involved in the preservation of nuclear-missile shield. In 90 years, without any industrial cooperation with our neighbors home began to create its intercontinental ballistic missile. Prior to the last rivet — in Russia. Thus was born the "Topol-M" silo-based and mobile. By the summer of the present year, put on combat duty in the general difficulty of 67 such complexes.

The missile has come out with their own pros, including new abilities to break through missile defense (NMD). The main failure is that the "Topol-M" — one-piece. If even every languid decommissioned missile with 10 warheads in the SMF is a substitute to the latest, and then reduce the total number of warheads at the disposal of our homeland, would go a landslide pace. But even the principle of substitution missiles "one by one" of our country can not abide. The result of this. At the beginning of 2000 we have had in the SMF 3540 nuclear warheads. In July of the present year remains 1247. With all this any restrictive agreements to this effect Our homeland has not signed, everything goes by itself. Most likely, our country has already dropped to the threshold beyond which, in the perspective of the creation of a missile defense system for the ocean, the abilities of an effective nuclear deterrent can be forgotten. At least, on June 10 last year, the present commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Nikolai Solovtsov said the Strategic Forces of the Russian Federation are required to have more than 1,500 nuclear warheads.

To somehow slow down a voluntary disarmament, the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology developed in today's year adopted a set of mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles based P-24 "Yars". In fact, the same "Topol-M", only with 3 warheads.

It is clear that this half-measures. Because there is nothing unusual in the fact that now made public academic Arthur Usenkov. Given the unusual secrecy that has always surrounded the process of developing a new strategic weapons, hard to say how far advanced are Russian designers.

But worth seeing: the political moment for the application CEO "Corporations Rosobshchemash" chose precisely. During the announcement of the yearly message to the Federal Assembly on November 30, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that our homeland and the West at the present time are facing candidate: either to agree on the deep partnership to develop a joint missile defense, or the latest start an arms race. With the collapse of our defense industry, the threat Medvedev in the West, it seems, no one is scared. There behold the same as we suffer with bringing to mind the same long-suffering "Bulava". Apparently, because the Kremlin decided to promise Usenkovu.

Has the ocean terribly now — we'll see. In Washington, the U.S. Congress just proceed to the ratification of the new contract on the limitation of strategic offensive arms.

Comment president of the Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis, Dr. Alexander Konovalov MGIMO.

— Alexander, what do you suppose the case whether the statement Usenkova academician of the Russian Federation plans to make 2016 the latest of multiply charged an intercontinental ballistic missile, in fact coincided with the danger of President Medvedev in the absence of understanding on defense to start the latest arms race?

— If here and there is a link, then indirectly. According to the latest rocket — it's old plans. They were born a long time before the message of the President of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly. Work on the creation of a new instrument began as an old missile age, are written off without an adequate substitution. In the end, the rapidly dwindling number of nuclear warheads in our arsenal.

— With that really need something urgent to do?

— If everything else in the country is already there, and you can do a missile.

— In other words, you're skeptical about the plans of the Ministry of Defence?

— Realize what was going on … When on TV show any 4-year-old Katya and they say that it is hard is ill, and the operation can be done only in Germany, but neither the parents nor the country has no funds for this, I think available cash resources of a country must first expend specifically at Kate.

— A re-designation of Strategic Rocket Forces, according to you, wait?

— In fact, a good idea to rearm. But this can not be in a hurry. Americans, for example, are seriously considering such an option, "If nuclear deterrence RF so much need, let's define its terrain 16-19 goals liquidation which would mean an unacceptable harm to the Russian. And all this limit. " Many rockets it does not have. What prevents the Russian Federation to do the same? Even under conditions of constant reduction of our nuclear arsenal, we'll be able to threaten the long-America unacceptable harm.

From the Files

As of July 2010, the Strategic Missile Forces were 4 369 missiles of various types, which were capable of carrying nuclear warheads in 1247.

Development of R-36MUTTH (recognizable as RS-20B and SS-18) and R-36M2 (RS-20V, SS-18) was held CB South (Dneprop
etrovsk, Ukraine). The deployment of R-36MUTTH were produced in 1979-1983., R-36M2 missiles — in 1988-1992. 36MUTTH R-and R-36M2-stage liquid, can carry 10 warheads (there is also a one-piece version of the missile). Create missiles produced Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine). Plans for development of the Strategic Missile Forces anticipate saving on alert all the missiles, the R-36M2. Subject to the planned extension of the service life of 25-30 years, the R-36M2 will be able to remain on duty until about 2016-2020, the

UR-100NUTTKh (SS-19) were developed by NGOs Engineering (Reutov, Capital Region). The deployment of missiles was carried out in 1979-1984 gg. Rocket UR-100NUTTKh two-stage liquid carries six warheads. Creating a missile factory producing them. Khrunichev (Moscow). By the time the true part of UR-100NUTTKh was removed from service. At the same time, the results of life test launches missiles apparently extended to more than 30 years, which means that the missile may be stored for a couple of years.

Groundwater missiles Topol (SS-25) have been developed at the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology. The deployment of missiles was carried out in 1985-1992,. Topol missile complex three-stage solid, carries one warhead. Create missiles produced Votkinsk Machine Building Plant. By the time the true started the process of removing the complexes Topol from service in connection with the expiration of the service launch.

Missile system Topol-M (SS-27) and a modification of the RS-24 developed in the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology. The complex Topol-M created a version of silo-based and mobile ground-based variant. The deployment of mine version of the complex began in 1997, tests a mobile version of the complex was completed in December 2004, the first mobile systems came into force in December 2006, the complex missile Topol-M three-stage solid, first created in monoblock form. In 2007, tests were conducted variant missiles curb MIRV, the designation RS-24. Implementing RS-24 in the mobile version was launched in 2010

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