The volume serial production of missile Bulava may exceed 150 units

Military-industrial complex (MIC) Russia should in the near future to build more than 150 sea-launched ballistic missile "Bulava" to arm the new strategic submarines of Project 955 "Borey" and to create a reserve, told RIA Novosti on Friday, a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense, Chief Editor of "National Defense" Igor Korotchenko.
"If successful, the test launches of ballistic missiles sea" Bulava ", scheduled for 2010-2011, and accepted into service, to equip the eight strategic nuclear submarines of Project 955 class" Northwind ", the construction of which is stipulated by the state program of armaments, will produce at least 124 rockets of this type, "- said Korochenko.
Overall, taking into account the establishment of the required reserve as well as the need for annual performance plan of combat training launches to confirm the desired characteristics for a total of about 150-170 to be built ballistic missile "Bulava", the expert said.
He noted that at present the only production site in Russia for the production of "Bulava" is Votkinsk plant in Udmurtia, specializing in the production of solid-fuel rockets.
"It should be noted that the business today is seriously busy working to produce ICBM RS-24" Yars "for the Strategic Missile Forces and tactical missile complexes" Iskander-M "for the Army," — said Korochenko.
Therefore, he said, to ensure the release in the given deadlines of the first consignment missile "Bulava" for three submarines ("Yury Dolgoruky" (12 SLBMs), "Alexander Nevsky" and "Vladimir Monomakh" (from 16 SLBMs for each submarine ) There should be earmarking for the preparation of industrial equipment, reconstruction and modernization of the production facilities of the enterprise. Moreover, the Votkinsk plant must prepare seriously for the future, given the prospect of bookmarks in 2012-2016 other class submarines "Northwind", which also Missiles need, highlighted Korochenko.
Missile submarines at the "Sevmash" a high degree of technological readiness.
"In the future, eight submarines of Project 955 will make the grouping of naval strategic nuclear forces of Russia — four missile on the Northern and Pacific fleets, which will be capable of carrying a total of 744 nuclear warheads — almost half of the allowable limit of warheads on deployed carriers allowed for a new treaty of the Russian Federation START ", — said a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

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