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    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:56 am

    For those who are not too familiar with what RS-24 Manouvering Warhead would be like , Its an Hypersonic Boost Glide Vehical that can travel at Mach 16-18 and can manouver in trajectory and altitude.

    In simple terms its just a Glider that skims through the atmosphere at high speed and manouvering , the closest example is US HTV-2 which is a Hypersonic Glider

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersonic_Technology_Vehicle_2

    The challenge is to maintain structural integrity while it glides at hypersonic speed and manouvers pulling many times the G that can break the structural integrity of the object ......the real breakthrough has to be in materials for building such hypersonic gliders.
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    Post  Austin on Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:58 pm

    Pentagon preparing strike with 4000 precision weapon that can disable 80 % of Russia's Nuclear Potential according to Rogozin

    Dmitry Rogozin: The main guarantee of security of the Russian Federation is a strong strategic nuclear deterrence and arms of a new generation of autonomous


    Rogozin said that that "little blood" paralyze a country like Russia, enough for a few hours, apply about 4 thousand strikes with precision weapons. During this time, you can destroy the nuclear capabilities of the country with minimal losses to the public. Resist such a threat, he said, is possible only with the help of an autonomous self new generation of weapons.

    "What can we oppose this enemy? Main security guarantee Russia a strong strategic nuclear deterrence," - said Deputy Prime Minister. However, he doubted that this is only enough to reflect current threats.

    "The American strategists first time in the last 50 years, a vision of how to defeat other nuclear" little blood ", while avoiding unacceptable damage for itself in responding to the country that was attacked - said Rogozin. - At the end of last year The Pentagon held a computer game, the results of which showed a blow to the largest and most highly developed country with the use of 3.5-4 thousand units of high-precision weapons in a few hours - and nearly destroyed the infrastructure, the state will lose the opportunity to resist. "

    According to the deputy head of the cabinet of ministers, if such a blow will be inflicted on Russia, the main targets will be the objects of nuclear deterrence. He led the expert estimated that, in the event of such an attack could be destroyed from 80 to 90 percent of Russia's nuclear potential. At that civilian casualties would be minimal. Remaining the same weapons will not be enough to retaliate against the aggressor and the leadership of the country would not do it.
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    Post  Austin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:42 pm

    The Strategic Rocket Forces, in cooperation with the industry upgrade command centers

    MOSCOW, July 4. / ITAR-TASS /. The Strategic Rocket Forces / SMF / in cooperation with the industry plan to implement the links integrated automated command and control system / IASBU / fifth generation. This was reported by Itar-Tass spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel Igor Yegorov.

    "Introduced IASBU is based on a digital signal transmission system of combat. This will allow for rapid retargeting of missiles, as well as provide a solution to problems of information provision and management of daily operations of the Strategic Missile Forces," - he said. Collection of reports provided by wire, radio and satellite communications, which have the necessary durability and noise immunity. Also, is bringing the orders directly to the command and control of launchers, bypassing the intermediate links, including in nuclear effects and jamming.

    "In every complex system provided triple redundancy and data communications, and troubleshooting of hardware is localized to within a model element to be replaced," - said Yegorov.

    He explained that the improvement of the management of the Strategic Missile Forces due, in particular, the need to control nuclear missiles of the new generation. Promising automated complexes are compact, low energopotreblyaemostyu, secure data transmission, resistance to external influences and reliability of operation.
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    Post  Austin on Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:01 pm

    A very good interview and informative debate on Solid Versus Liquid fuel from NPO Mash

    Also gives you an idea what the new warhead of Avangrad is like

    Debate On Solid Vs Liquid Propelled Missiles: Russia
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:45 am

    Too many missile names in to short time for me to catch up but still - here you go. 

    Start newest ICBM RS-26 "Frontier" could take place before the end of 2013
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:00 am

    The new Strategic Missile ICBM warheads equipped with hypersonic wrote:Tested in RVSN intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) equipped with several hypersonic warheads, told Interfax-Military News Agency, citing a source in the missile industry.

    "The main difference of the new complex of the complex" Yars "with an intercontinental missile RS-24 that is equipped with a new hypersonic missile warheads that have the ability to maneuver altitude and course.Earlier this fundamentally new military equipment passed a series of successful flight tests at start-up with other missiles, "- said the official, commenting on the planned missile tests in the SRF, which in contracts for insurance start-ups received the name of the PC-26.

    He noted that the program tests missile with new combat equipment contains several test launches in 2013-2014.

    Earlier, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev told reporters that "the possibility of such warheads were demonstrated technical means of verification of the U.S."

    In his words, "to solve the problem of missile defense breakthrough, the new missiles have such characteristics that suggest the invulnerability in all phases of their flight."

    "New Strategic Missile defense systems will be equipped with highly maneuverable and guided warheads and more advanced missile defense penetration aids. All this allows you to confidently predict the ability of Russian strategic nuclear forces to ensure the safety of the country at any development of the international situation, "- said S.Karakaev.

    http://vpk.name/news/97994_novaya_mbr_rvsn_osnashaetsya_giperzvukovyimi_boevyimi_blokami.html

    This SS-26 Frontier is land version of Bulava perhaps or?
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    Post  gaurav on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:51 am

    The recent Topol-M , hypersonic warhead launch.
    from Kapustin yaar.

    The 'expert'  members  can comment on this pic .How the missile/warhead can leave such a trail in it strajectory.

    Can this be a boost phase Topol-M
    or is this a terminal phase warhead manuevring..?

    If this a "ABM Killer" then the Shear scale of it is unprecedented .. The warhead ? seems to be going crazy at such enormous speeds..Smile 



    The Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful test launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile on October 10, 2013. The missile was
    launched at 17:39 MSK (13:39 UTC) from Kapustin Yar to the Sary Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. According to a representative
    of the Rocket Forces, the test was used to confirm characteristics of the Topol missile, to test the systems of the Sary Shagan
    test site, and "to test new combat payload for intercontinental ballistic missiles."

    Previous test launch of a Topol missile from Kapustin Yar to Sary Shagan took place in June 2012.

    Russian Topol-M test seen from Space station

    UPDATE 10/11/2013: As it turns out, the missile was seen from the International Space Station:
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:47 am

    The 'expert' members can comment on this pic .How the missile/warhead can leave such a trail in it trajectory.
    If that was the actual path taken then that is rather impressive... to do so however would have radically reduced speed of course but with the advantage that not many interceptors could match those sorts of turns unless they slowed right down too... keeping in mind that the energy game always favours the falling object because gravity provides a constant source of energy for it to continue down whereas an interceptor heading up needs energy to continue to climb and turn.

    Wind speeds at different altitudes could also effect the smoke trails to make them look more impressive, but the solid shape of the smoke lines suggest they are very recent.
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    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:59 pm

    Voley of ICBM/SLBM/S-300/S-400/Pancir-S1/Bastion/Tochka/Iskander fired - like its a Russian New Year or something Very Happy Very Happy Shocked 

    The newest part - antiballistic missile shield has been tested too - WoW

    Two Russian submarine launched ballistic missile during a test

    SRF launched missile "Topol" and "Governor" during surprise inspections

    Space Forces launched missiles S-300 and S-400 at the time of inspection

    Black Sea sailors checked the accuracy of the "Bastion"

    There were also four launches were conducted tactical missiles "Iskander" and "Tochka-U"

    The successful launch of missile defense test conducted as part of the Russian Armed Forces
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    Post  Viktor on Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:42 am

    Two Yars regiments to be deployed by the end of 2013
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    Post  Austin on Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:47 am

    gaurav wrote:.

    Russian Topol-M test seen from Space station

    UPDATE 10/11/2013: As it turns out, the missile was seen from the International Space Station:
    Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News - Page 5 Iss_russianmissile_launch.jpg.CROP.original-original[/quote]
    It was actually a Topol and not Topol-M

    The vapour trails suggests its a zig zag trajectory but this could easily be winds at high altitude creating the illusion.
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    Post  coolieno99 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:54 am

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    Post  Austin on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:46 am

    Any idea what the bolded part in news means

    Complex with the SS-26 is scheduled to put on duty in 2015

    Flight tests new solid intercontinental ballistic missile with a working title of MS-26, created on the basis of the RS-24 "Yars", completed in 2014, the mobile missile system with this rocket planned to put on combat duty in 2015, said Wednesday commander Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) Colonel General Sergey Karakayev.

    He recalled that in 2012 a new missile was launched from the Baikonur first public test at the Kura test site at a distance of more than 5.6 thousand kilometers.

    "Rocket task completed, conditional warhead landed on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and to date is currently being further bringing the (rocket) and conduct the tests that would confirm all tactical and technical characteristics" - said Karakayev.

    "After carrying out this work, which is scheduled for completion in 2014, the State Commission to make a statement of acceptance into operation. In case of success, in 2015 we plan to setting the complex on combat duty," - said the commander.

    He added that the already defined, including the division and where there will be this complex. "Karakayev noted that the RS-26 - solid-fuel ICBM warheads and advanced reentry warhead.

    According to him, the new missile will be easier "Yarsa." "We always say that we need to reduce the size (missiles). If we talk about mobile ground" Yarse "then we have to date launcher weighs more than 120 tons. This improved rocket we achieve weight characteristics to 80 tons, it will be easier, "- said the commander.

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:12 pm

    @Austin

    Russia seems to adopt by 2016 a lighter version of Yars missile called SS-26 (120-80 ton) but SS-26 still has more than 5500km defined by INF 1987 treaty. 

    Also it seems that new vehicle we saw on Belarus military parade was design exactly for that missile. 

    Look at the posts from Pavel Podvig - he is going nuts and seems to have great deal of trouble comprehending scope and complexity of work being done  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy 

    Some new missile system to be deployed in Dombarovskiy

    It's difficult to keep track of all kind of new ICBMs that Russia is planning to deploy - in addition to the Topol-M/RS-24 Yars deployment that is underway, Russia plans to introduce a [/size]new road mobile missile, RS-26, in 2015[size="2"] and a new "heavy" ICBM, Sarmat, some time around 2020. As if this is not enough, there is apparently one more system that Russia is working on.


    More news about RS-26 missile


    Karakayev was quoted as saying that in 2014 his service will complete tests of the "new solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (working designation RS-26) that has been created on the basis of RS-24 Yars". The new missile is expected to enter service in 2015. The missile will be road-mobile and will carry multiple warheads


    And now this. Rail ICBM are making their comeback.  thumbsup

    Rail-mobile ICBMs are likely to make a comeback



    and this is a bit older Pavel article which made me rolling on the floor 

    Too many missiles - Rubezh, Avangard, and Yars-M


    Smart decision and I hope they can adopt SS-19 for the same purpose too. 

    ‘Satan’ Rocket Could Step in to Launch More Russian Satellites – General
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    Post  zg18 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:18 pm

    Russia test-fires RS-12M Topol to target in Kazakhstan

    MOSCOW, December 27 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Space Forces test-launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131227/185997002/Russia-Test-Fires-ICBM-to-Target-in-Kazakhstan.html
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    Post  Viktor on Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:18 am

    zg18 wrote:Russia test-fires RS-12M Topol to target in Kazakhstan

    MOSCOW, December 27 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Space Forces test-launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131227/185997002/Russia-Test-Fires-ICBM-to-Target-in-Kazakhstan.html


    From your link:

    "He explained that a rocket launched to test promising warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles. "

    "Thus it is highly survivable due to its maneuverability, stealth and small-time training missiles for launch."

    It could be that they are testing new maneuverable warheads.
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    Post  Austin on Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:27 am

    One thing is certain , Russia does a lot of testing for experimental warhead and decoys

    Next year around 8 or more launch is reserved for testing of new warhead/decoys. Pretty Amazing  Cool 
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    Post  Austin on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:03 am

    Esin: doubt is there, but we look forward to the implementation of development plans, the Strategic Missile Forces

    http://vpk.name/news/106043_esin_somneniya_est_no_myi_nadeemsya_na_realizaciyu_planov_razvitiya_rvsn.html


    What is the advantage of South Pole launch they are talking about ?
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:49 am

    The earth is round. Draw a line between two points and that line can either be a line curved around the earth the shortest distance between the two points or you can continue that line completely around the world between the two points. One is shorter than the other but once the warheads are in orbit then range is no longer an issue.

    In other words instead of firing missiles over the north pole from Russia to the US, you can fire them south on the opposite trajectory over the south pole and up over south and central america to attack north america from the south... where no long range radar cover...

    A bit like the FOB system... or fractional orbital bombardment system... put a bomb in orbit... it will go around every 90 minutes... when it approaches the target area fire a rocket to decellerate the weapon out of orbit to fall on the target.

    For the enemy that bomb might have been up for years or days and disguised as a "failed" satellite. the only warning they will likely get is when it reenters so no time to do anything at all to stop it...

    The first weapon might be a 20MT bomb to detonate in the upper atmosphere over canada to blind all the radar and block all radio communcation over the northern american land mass for an hour or two to hide a full nuclear strike...
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    Post  Werewolf on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:59 am

    GarryB wrote:
    In other words instead of firing missiles over the north pole from Russia to the US, you can fire them south on the opposite trajectory over the south pole and up over south and central america to attack north america from the south... where no long range radar cover...

    it will go around every 90 minutes... when it approaches the target area fire a rocket to decellerate the weapon out of orbit to fall on the target.

    For the enemy that bomb might have been up for years or days and disguised as a "failed" satellite. the only warning they will likely get is when it reenters so no time to do anything at all to stop it...

    The first weapon might be a 20MT bomb to detonate in the upper atmosphere over canada to blind all the radar and block all radio communcation over the northern american land mass for an hour or two to hide a full nuclear strike...

    The little problem is space based nuclear weapons are banned and space launch is monitored to a certain degree of the payload mass, not that this couldn't be still done but makes it much harder to deploy nuclear weapons in space.

    But this method is the only promising method to stay on the side of not nuked but polluded "winners" rather than die immidiatley vaporized.
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    Post  Austin on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:33 am

    Thanks Garry , So the idea is to try the long route to reach America.......Most likely to avoid any dense missile defence , the conventional path over Europe has to cross many ABM sites.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:03 am

    The little problem is space based nuclear weapons are banned

    Most ICBMs enter space on their way to the target area... and the ban on nuclear weapons in space is just another agreement Russia can withdraw from like the US withdrew from the ABM treaty.

    Most likely to avoid any dense missile defence , the conventional path over Europe has to cross many ABM sites.

    Exactly.

    Some large satellites weigh 12 tons or more and contain lots of fuel... would not be that hard to put a 1 ton 25MT warhead inside a shell with a rocket to decelerate the weapon from orbit and fill the rest of the body with bits to make it look like something else and pretend it failed in orbit when in fact its purpose is to hide for a decade and then slowly adjust orbit and eventually deorbit over the US with an EMP effect to wipe out most of North America leaving it totally blind to the real attack that will immediately follow.
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    Post  collegeboy16 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:26 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Some large satellites weigh 12 tons or more and contain lots of fuel... would not be that hard to put a 1 ton 25MT warhead inside a shell with a rocket to decelerate the weapon from orbit and fill the rest of the body with bits to make it look like something else and pretend it failed in orbit when in fact its purpose is to hide for a decade and then slowly adjust orbit  and eventually deorbit over the US with an EMP effect to wipe out most of North America leaving it totally blind to the real attack that will immediately follow.
    And the scary part is that all it takes really is one massive EMP to knock modern societies to the medieval age.
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    Russian Military to Deploy Security Bots at Missile Bases

    MOSCOW, March 12 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is planning to deploy mobile security robots in 2014 to protect its strategic missile facilities, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
    “In March, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces [RVSN] began testing mobile robotic systems being developed to protect key RVSN installations,” spokesman Maj. Dmitry Andreyev said.
    Andreyev said the security bots will be deployed at five ballistic missile launch sites around Russia as part of an upgrade to the existing automated security systems.
    The official said the robots will carry out reconnaissance and patrol missions, detect and destroy stationary or moving targets and provide fire support for security personnel at the guarded facilities.
    Mobile robotic platforms play an increasingly important role in military and security applications, helping personnel to meet challenges posed by the growing threat of terrorist attacks or “guerilla warfare.”

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:57 pm

    Finally - excellent article about "PERIMETER" - highly recommended to all


    Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works


    The biggest factor deterring World War 3 is Russia's system that would send a retaliatory nuclear strike even if the command and communication lines of its Strategic Missile Forces were totally destroyed. It is called ‘Perimeter,’ and in the U.S. it has been nicknamed ‘Dead Hand’.

    The main command and control of the strategic missiles is called Kazbek. It is famous for its nuclear briefcase codenamed Cheget. Perimeter is an alternative command system of Russia's nuclear forces. It was designed to automatically control a massive nuclear attack.
    The development of a system of guaranteed retaliation began in the midst of the Cold War when it became clear that electronic warfare systems, which were being constantly improved, would soon be able to block the regular channels controlling the strategic nuclear forces. A backup method of communication was needed that would guarantee the commands would make it to the launchers.

    It was then that the idea was conceived to use a missile equipped with a powerful radio transmitter as a communication link. While flying over the Soviet Union, the missile would send the launch command not only to command centres of the strategic missile force, but also directly to the launchers. On August 30, 1974, USSR secret decree № 695-227 ordered Dnepropetrovsk's Yuzhnoe Design Bureau, an intercontinental ballistic missile manufacturer, to create this system.

    The UR-100UTTKh (NATO designation Spanker) was used as the basis for the system. Flight testing began in 1979, and the first successful launch with the transmitter was on December 26. Tests confirmed all system components of Perimeter could successfully interact, and that the warhead of the command missile would stick to the desired trajectory.
    In November 1984, the command missile was launched from Polotsk and gave a command to the silo launch facility of an RS-20 ICBM (SS-18 Satan) at Baikonur. The Satan was launched, and after each stage was tested, it was confirmed the warhead landed on the correct quadrant at the Kura test range on Kamchatka peninsula. In January 1985, Perimeter was commissioned. Since then the system has been updated several times, now modern ICBM missiles are used as the command missile.
    Four ‘if's’

    The system is made up of command ballistic missiles. Instead of flying towards the enemy, they fly over Russia, and instead of thermonuclear warheads, they carry transmitters that can send a command to launch all available combat missiles in silos, aircraft, submarines and mobile ground units. The system is fully automated, the human factor is excluded or minimized in it.
    The decision to launch command missiles is made by an autonomous control and command system -- a complex artificial intelligence system. It receives and analyzes a wide variety of information about seismic activity and radiation, atmospheric pressure, and the intensity of chatter on military radio frequencies. It monitors telemetry from the observation posts of the strategic missile force and data from early warning systems (EWS).

    If it detects, for example, multiple point sources of powerful ionizing and electromagnetic radiation, it compares them with data on seismic disturbances in the same locations, and makes a decision whether or not there was a massive nuclear strike. In this case, Perimeter would initiate a retaliation strike bypassing even Kazbek.

    Another scenario is if the country's leadership receives information from the EWS that other countries have launched missiles, it would activate Perimeter. If the shutdown command does not come within a certain amount of time, the system will launch missiles. This eliminates the human factor and ensures there would be a retaliatory strike even if the command and launch teams were completely destroyed.

    In peacetime, Perimeter is dormant but continues, however, to analyze incoming information. When it is put on high alert or when it receives a warning signal from the EWS, strategic forces, or other systems, a monitoring network of sensors is launched to detect signs of nuclear explosions.

    Russian leaders have repeatedly assured foreign governments that there is no risk of an accidental or unauthorized missile launch. Before launching, Perimeter checks for four conditions. First, whether there was a nuclear attack. Then it checks the communication link with the General Staff. If there is still a link, the system shuts down. If the General Staff does not respond, Perimeter sends a request to Kazbek. If there is no response there either, the artificial intelligence gives any person in the command bunker the right to make the decision. And only then it starts to act.


    Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works


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