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    Militarov

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

    Post  Militarov on Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:28 am

    "An on-site inspection by U.S. nuclear arms inspectors in Russia this April has raised a few red flags. American inspectors were unable to verify if the Topol mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles slated for elimination were properly disposed. Both sides signed the New START treaty in 2010 which limits the total number of missiles and bombers deployed by each side to 700.
    During the inspection, the U.S. side was only allowed to see the missile canisters. It was also discovered that the missile components were unbolted from their launchers instead of being cut into pieces."


    Source: http://alert5.com/2016/06/10/u-s-inspectors-werent-able-to-verify-if-russia-had-properly-eliminated-topol-icbms/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:03 am

    Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for World War III


    The largest country in the world by area, Russia has plenty of room to hide things. Naturally, that includes nuclear missiles. Unlike American missiles, which are stationed in concrete silos, Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are deployed on large truck-like vehicles designed to prowl the country's road networks before unleashing Armageddon.

    Russia Today has a story on a Russian strategic missile exercise that involves a massive convoy traveling from European-Russian border all the way to the Mongolian border. Russian mobile ICBMs have established, permanent bases but leave in groups on month-long patrols. This particular 400-vehicle convoy includes Topol, Topol-M, and Yars mobile missiles, as well as command and control, security, and logistics vehicles.

    Topol and Yars missiles are capable of delivering one to four nuclear warheads within roughly a thousand feet of their target, making them accurate enough to destroy American missiles in their silos. This makes them a formidable first-strike weapon capable of wiping out a significant part of the US nuclear arsenal, if the Russians were so inclined.

    The giant vehicles are TELs, or transporter-erector-launchers, specialized vehicles designed to give a heavy missile a smooth ride over rough roads. TELs not only store the missile but can launch it in the field. The launch tubes can be reloaded back at base (assuming, of course, there is a base to return to). The smaller vehicles are logistic, communications, and command and control vehicles.

    Mobile ICBMs are vulnerable to ground attack, particularly enemy special forces who may attempt to destroy the missiles before they are launched. The convoy relies upon a Taifun-M armored reconnaissance vehicle to detect ambushes on the ground. Taifun-M bristles with sensors, including forward-looking infra-red, radar, and traditional optics, and can allegedly detect enemy troops at 3 kilometers.

    Also part of the convoy is a tracked robotic vehicle equipped with a machine gun. The unmanned vehicle can more quickly close with an enemy threat and eliminate it before the enemy can shoot at the giant, highly flammable rockets with nuclear warheads strapped to them.We've said it before, and we'll say it again: these mobile ICBMs are terrifying.

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

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:41 am

    max steel wrote:Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for World War III


    The largest country in the world by area, Russia has plenty of room to hide things. Naturally, that includes nuclear missiles. Unlike American missiles, which are stationed in concrete silos, Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are deployed on large truck-like vehicles designed to prowl the country's road networks before unleashing Armageddon.

    Also part of the convoy is a tracked robotic vehicle equipped with a machine gun. The unmanned vehicle can more quickly close with an enemy threat and eliminate it before the enemy can shoot at the giant, highly flammable rockets with nuclear warheads strapped to them.We've said it before, and we'll say it again: these mobile ICBMs are terrifying.


    bwahahahah Russian doctrine says about retaliation so III WW can ba unleashed by US only. As we can see in abovementioned example pop mech is part of info war (IIWW component) against Russia.

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

    Post  George1 on Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:41 pm

    Russian Strategic Missile Force armed with about 400 ballistic missiles — Defense Ministry

    Russia’s strategic missile system Sarmat will go operational 2019-2020


    MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. Russia’s Strategic Missile Force operates about 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, which makes up over 60% of the Russian nuclear triad’s warheads and carriers, Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said on Thursday.

    "At present, the Strategic Missile Force grouping comprises about 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads of various categories of their capacity," the commander said.

    Therefore, the Russian Strategic Missile Force concentrates over 60% of strategic weapons and warheads of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. In addition to the Strategic Missile Force, Russia’s nuclear triad includes seaborne strategic forces and strategic aviation, the commander said.

    According to the commander, "99% of launchers in the Strategic Missile Force grouping are kept in a combat-ready state."

    As the commander said, the funds allocated under the state armament program through 2020 allow maintaining the pace of troops’ rearmament.

    "The emphasis in developing the Strategic Missile Force’s perspective strike grouping will be made on its qualitative transformation and a considerable increase in the share of modern missile systems," the commander said.

    Over the same period, the systems of troops’ and weapons’ combat control will be qualitatively improved, he added.

    "In the final account, the Strategic Missile Force will have a balanced structure and operate an optimal number of missiles designated to solve the diverse tasks of ensuring nuclear containment and Russia’s security," the commander said.

    Russia’s strategic missile system Sarmat will go operational in 2019-2020.

    "Alongside the gradual withdrawal of the Voyevoda missile from service the strategic missile system Sarmat will be authorized for service and go operational. The Sarmat is a silo-based liquid propellant heavy missile. The estimated date when it may enter duty is 2019-2020," Karakayev said, when asked when the Sarmat might take Voyevoda’s place.

    Karakayev said the Voyevoda’s reliability parameters after 28 years in service remained stable.

    "The decisions made by now will keep the Voyevoda complex till 2022," he added.

    Earlier reports said the Sarmat would be put on duty at the end of 2018.

    The Sarmat is a heavy inter-continental ballistic missile carrying a maximum payload of ten tonnes, in contrast to its predecessor’s 8.75-tonne payload. It is expected to replace the R-36M2 missile (Voyevoda), which, according to open sources, was authorized for service in 1988.

    The Sarmat’s prototype was already available in the autumn of 2015, but no pop-up tests have been made so far. A source in the defense-industrial complex at the Plesetsk space site was not ready yet, adding that the first tests were due at the end of 2016.

    Yars missiles


    Russia’s Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of dodging space-based antimissile interceptors, Karakayev said.

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    "The missile of the Yars system incorporates the options of an antimissile trajectory maneuver to dodge space-based missile shield interceptors. Of course, this system, as it enters into service, considering the development of missile shield complexes and the system’s upgraded versions, will in a perspective strengthen the combat capabilities of the Strategic Missile Force strike grouping to breach missile defense systems and strengthen the nuclear containment potential of the Russian strategic nuclear forces," the commander said.

    The Yars missile system has larger capabilities for the use of the positioning area compared to the Topol ICBMs, which it is designated to replace, the commander said.

    "The Yars design specifics allow for launches from the sites, on which the Topol could assume combat duty only after special engineering re-equipment. Improvements have been made to the characteristics of communications means and the chassis and the missile itself has become more powerful and actually invulnerable to the enemy’s existing missile shield systems. The Yars missile warhead has also changed qualitatively, the commander said.

    Russia missile forces to conduct 10 ballistic launches in 2017.

    "Next year there will be more than ten launches, mostly expected to test future missile systems and prolong the operation of the current ones. Also, three will be some combat test launches," he said.

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    Russian Strategic Missile Forces: constantly on standby

    Karakayev recalled that in 2016 the Strategic Missile Force carried out six missile launches - four of new missile systems, one for the purpose of prolonging the operation of existing missiles and one combat training launch.

    The SMF commander said that Russia would notify the United States of all of its missile launches no less than 24 hours in advance under the Soviet-US treaty of 1988 and within the framework of the current strategic arms reduction treaty.

    "The notification states the planned launch dates, the site and the area where the warheads are expected to fall," he said.

    Karakayev told the media that 160 weapon samples have been tested at the Kapustin Yar test site this year, twice the number tested last year.

    "In 2017 the experimental facilities will finish to be upgraded. This will allow for increasing the intensity of launches and expand the range of tests," he said.


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

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:34 pm

    Video honoring Strategic Rocket Forces day... quite the motto "After us, silence"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYY2xpZ7nmg&feature=youtu.be

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    Destroy the US missile defense: why do so many Russian missiles

    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:50 am

    Destroy the US missile defense: why do so many Russian missiles

    http://politrussia.com/world/kak-unichtozhit-amerikanskuyu-672/
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:35 pm

    Austin wrote:Destroy the US missile defense: why do so many Russian missiles

    http://politrussia.com/world/kak-unichtozhit-amerikanskuyu-672/

    this explained things quite well. So Rubhez is a follow up to Yars in that it uses hypersonic maneuverable warheads. And that Sarmat is a follow on to the Veovoda. The article is correct. It is much needed and a very modest/cheap upgrade that makes Russia untouchable.
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  KiloGolf on Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:39 pm

    Austin wrote:Destroy the US missile defense: why do so many Russian missiles

    http://politrussia.com/world/kak-unichtozhit-amerikanskuyu-672/

    Post in English please. WTF dunno
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  kvs on Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:34 pm

    Arrow wrote:According to the START declaration RS-24 has that same throw weight, missile weight and range as the Topol M. This is MIRV version Topol-M. So propably RS-24 use very similar solid fuel.

    US START declarations are not worth much, I am sure Russia has caught on.

    The notion of storing warheads while supposedly not building new missiles is bizarre if one takes it at face value. Given the
    history of two-faced behaviour by Uncle Scam, it is likely the US has whole new missile factories churning out modular components.
    These can be assembled into fully functional ICBMs together with the "stored" warheads on short notice.

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

    Post  Austin on Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:32 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    Austin wrote:Destroy the US missile defense: why do so many Russian missiles

    http://politrussia.com/world/kak-unichtozhit-amerikanskuyu-672/

    Post in English please. WTF dunno

    Use Google Translator , Thats how I read it too
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    Re: Strategic Missile Troops (ICBMs): Discussion & News

    Post  Benya on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:36 am

    Latest camouflage kits to be fielded to Topol ground-mobile missile divisions

    In 2017, the Strategic Missile Force will receive winter and summer camouflage kits to hide and simulate its materiel. Priority will be given to the Topol ground-mobile missile system divisions, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office.


    The MKT-4L camouflage kit, seen here deployed covering a military vehicle (photo Maskirovka)

    "The number of mobile missile system camouflaging kits fielded to the Strategic Missile Force will increase by more than 15 times over 2013 - to 1,500. The Strategic Missile Force pays special attention to camouflaging in order to increase the survivability of its ground-mobile missile systems," the press release says.

    In particular, the missile divisions operating the ground-mobile Topol have been annually receiving an increased number of camouflage kits of various models allowing various types of masking and camouflaging techniques depending on the season, weather, and position area. For this reason, the ground-mobile missile divisions will take delivery of more than 1,000 MKT-4L camouflage kits and over 500 MKT-2S ones in 2017.

    The MKT-4L summer and MKT-2S winter kits are used for camouflaging combat vehicles and military facilities against enemy optical and radar surveillance and reconnaissance assets.


    The Topol ICBM (Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)

    Source: Arrow http://www.armyrecognition.com/january_2017_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/latest_camouflage_kits_to_be_fielded_to_topol_ground-mobile_missile_divisions_52601172.html

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