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    Post  Viktor on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 13:12

    @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. 

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  zg18 on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 21:18

    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 28 Dec 2013, 01:18

    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 28 Dec 2013, 04:27

    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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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Austin on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 06:03

    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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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  GarryB on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 07:49

    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 27 Feb 2014, 08:59

    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 27 Feb 2014, 09:33

    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 28 Feb 2014, 07:03

    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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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  collegeboy16 on Fri 28 Feb 2014, 13:26

    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

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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.”

    http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140313/188363867/Russian-Military-to-Deploy-Security-Bots-at-Missile-Bases.html

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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Viktor on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 12:57

    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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    Post  macedonian on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 13:30

    Viktor wrote:Finally - excellent article about "PERIMETER" - highly recommended to all

    A good read.
    Thanks Viktor
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Sujoy on Wed 21 May 2014, 09:52

    Topol E launch successful .

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2014/05/topol-e_launched_from_kapustin.shtml

    Interesting part is a new warhead has been tested .


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed 21 May 2014, 20:02

    Sujoy wrote:Topol E launch successful .

    http://thedailynewnation.com/news/12998/no-major-change-in-foreign-policy-modis-aide.html

    Interesting part is a new warhead has been tested .

    I think you have the wrong link. Here's a link to the Topol-E launch:

    Strategic Rocket Forces conducted a successful launch ICBMs landfill "Kapustin Yar"



    The aim was to test a promising start warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles

    MOSCOW, May 20 - RIA Novosti. RVSN intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan region, the press service of the management and to the Ministry of Defence.
    Test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-12M "Topol" was held on 20 May at 21.08 Moscow time.
    "The aim was to test a promising start warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Training warhead missiles struck with a given accuracy conditional on goal range" Sary-Shagan "(Republic of Kazakhstan)," - said in a statement.
    As highlighted in the report, to test elements of the combat equipment of ballistic missiles Kapustin Yar is unique. Only the test routes and measuring complex polygon allow testing of future combat equipment in the whole range of possible conditions for its delivery to the objectives in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy.


    Full text: http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20140520/1008614602.html#ixzz32NFuNxnw


    Some more links:

    Topol-E launched from Kapustin Yar

    On May 20, 2014 the Strategic Rocket Forces carried out a successful launch of a Topol/SS-25 missile that was used to test "new combat payload for future ICBMs." The missile was launched at 21:08 MSK (17:08 UTC) from the Kapustin Yar test site toward the Sary Shagan test site in Kazakhstan.

    The Kapustin Yar-Sary Shagan Topol launches has been conducted quite frequently recently. The most recent launch of this type took place in March 2014. Today's launch is most likely one of the two launches that, according to Kazakhstan, Russia was planning to conduct in March. Kazakhstan's ministry of defense identified the missiles used in these launches as Topol-E (Тополь-Э).

    UPDATE: The missile left a nice trail in the sky. Also, the video of the launch shows the large warhead section characteristic for Topol-E launches from Kapustin Yar.

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2014/05/topol-e_launched_from_kapustin.shtml



    A strange contrail demonstrating the new warhead's hypersonic ABM-busting maneuverability:

    Southerners saw heaven "track from UFO"

    Hundreds of Astrakhan and its environs witnessed an unusual but beautiful phenomenon. In the night sky appeared white glow with streaks and spiral winding trail, which looked like the aurora borealis, or the trace of the UFO. Many citizens had time to remove what he saw on the video camera, and smartphones and tablet computers.

    A similar pattern was also observed and residents of Volgograd.

    However, it soon became clear that the heavenly trail left intercontinental ballistic missile RS-12M "Topol", which was launched from the landfill "Kapustin Yar" in Astrakhan region.

    - The rocket was launched combat crew Strategic Missile Forces. The aim is to test a promising start warheads ICBMs. Training warhead missiles struck with a given accuracy conditional on goal range "Sary-Shagan" in Kazakhstan, - said in a statement Defense Ministry press service.

    Recall that this is not the first start lately. In March, the Strategic Missile Forces launched ICBM RS-12M "Topol". Military mainly tested the behavior of the air and the accuracy with which the target lies on the ground of his new simulator. The medium itself in such launches also holds exam. His prolong the service life constantly, now it reaches a quarter century. When a resource missiles close to completion, or it is removed from combat duty, or take from the warehouses and sent to such tests.

    http://www.rg.ru/2014/05/21/reg-ufo/sled-anons.html









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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Sujoy on Thu 22 May 2014, 09:37

    magnumcromagnon wrote:I think you have the wrong link. Here's a link to the Topol-E launch:

    My bad . Thanks for pointing that out . I have edited it .
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    Post  Viktor on Thu 22 May 2014, 13:24

    Difference in warhead - it seems that Topol-E is modernized version of the old Topol with something mean

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu 22 May 2014, 14:58

    Viktor wrote:Difference in warhead - it seems that Topol-E is modernized version of the old Topol with something mean


    It's wider width indicates that the warheads probably due in fact have their own separate rocket motors for allowing hypersonic maneuverability in it's last stage and ending the reign of the "bus" method of MIRV warhead deployment.
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    Post  Viktor on Thu 22 May 2014, 15:11

    magnumcromagnon wrote:It's wider width indicates that the warheads probably due in fact have their own separate rocket motors for allowing hypersonic maneuverability in it's last stage and ending the reign of the "bus" method of MIRV warhead deployment.

    My thoughts exactly. But see this video from 5:20 on ... LINK
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu 22 May 2014, 18:51

    Viktor wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:It's wider width indicates that the warheads probably due in fact have their own separate rocket motors for allowing hypersonic maneuverability in it's last stage and ending the reign of the "bus" method of MIRV warhead deployment.

    My thoughts exactly.  But see this video from 5:20 on ... LINK

    Thanks, I've seen the vid before and it demonstrates how difficult Topol-E would be to intercept. Another way to put it is it's like RS-24 Yars married Iskander-M and had a child named Topol-E!
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    Post  Sujoy on Thu 22 May 2014, 19:27

    Viktor wrote:Difference in warhead - it seems that Topol-E is modernized version of the old Topol with something mean

    Viktor , isn't TOPOL a missile that is used only to test new warheads ? Or is the TOPOL deployed as well like Yars & Bulava ?

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    Post  Austin on Thu 22 May 2014, 19:39

    Topol-E is used to test new Warhead , Decoys , Countermeasures E stands for Experimental.

    Not to be confused with Topol SS-25 thats road mobile system deployed in 80's and still operational.
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    Post  Sujoy on Thu 22 May 2014, 20:59

    Austin wrote:Topol-E is used to test new Warhead , Decoys , Countermeasures E stands for Experimental.

    Not to be confused with Topol SS-25 thats road mobile system deployed in 80's and still operational.

    Got it . Thanks .
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    Post  collegeboy16 on Fri 23 May 2014, 07:50

    old topol-M warhead looks like Bulava-M warhead. the newer one looks like Bulava-30
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    Post  navyfield on Fri 23 May 2014, 17:48

    that video is wow , tremendeous acceleration and quickburn of stage 1&2...
    3rd stages separation starts very early compared to other missiles (at the mouth of yenisei river) 1/4 of the way to kamchatka.

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