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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:35 am

    Yes, the fast neutron reactors or breeder reactors they are putting into service will create more fuel than they use... and it will be possible to make all the weapons grade material you need with them alone...


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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:24 am

    GarryB wrote:Yes, the fast neutron reactors or breeder reactors they are putting into service will create more fuel than they use... and it will be possible to make all the weapons grade material you need with them alone...


    They seem to have relatively small sizes so System 6 may profit from Rosatom research Smile

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    Post  Vann7 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:14 pm



    In other news..

    have anyone heard before about Cobalt Bomb?

    Someone posted this in another forum.. and got me wondered
    if ever any of this is true.



    Some intelligence sheared that the Russia have major project "Cobalt Bomb" project was started in late 80 ts made by soviet scientists. Bomb with in 10,000 megaton capable to wipe out entire continent. The epicenter of explosion is close to a new stars birth in open space

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    Post  coolieno99 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:54 am

    Massive gas centrifuge farm in Russia use for separating uranium isotopes for nuclear fuel and weaponry. Note the 4-layer stack. This photo was taken in the 1990's. At that time the Russians were using 6th generation centrifuge units.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:45 am


    Some intelligence sheared that the Russia have major project "Cobalt Bomb" project was started in late 80 ts made by soviet scientists. Bomb with in 10,000 megaton capable to wipe out entire continent. The epicenter of explosion is close to a new stars birth in open space

    Cobalt is an exotic material created during the supernova of a star... all the first stars created were vast clouds of hydrogen and some helium that fall together under the forces of gravity where heat and pressure rapidly increase to the point where fusion is possible.

    the likelyhood that cobalt would be involved in the creation of a new star is next to zero and I have never seen a convincing explaination as to why Cobalt would increase the power of a fusion reaction.... most metals are good conductors and would be bad for fusion reactions.


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    Cobalt Bomb

    Post  Werewolf on Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:12 pm

    Cobalt bombs are known to have very high radioactive fallout and initial alpha radiation which polludes and radiates more heavily the environment. Cobalt bombs were banned exactly for that purpose. Militaries who considered use or potential use of nukes to have low as possible radioactivity, because it is hard to use anything of the resources your enemy has on his soil even after decades and with cobalt bombs it would take centuries before the radioactivity is low enough not to fry everything within a minute.


    Cobalt bombs are bad for the environment.

    H-bombs are acceptable for the environment.

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    Post  franco on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:06 pm

    Werewolf wrote:Cobalt bombs are known to have very high radioactive fallout and initial alpha radiation which polludes and radiates more heavily the environment. Cobalt bombs were banned exactly for that purpose. Militaries who considered use or potential use of nukes to have low as possible radioactivity, because it is hard to use anything of the resources your enemy has on his soil even after decades and with cobalt bombs it would take centuries before the radioactivity is low enough not to fry everything within a minute.


    Cobalt bombs are bad for the environment.

    H-bombs are acceptable for the environment.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:33 am

    Interview commander of the Strategic Missile Forces appointment of Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev.


    "Sarmat" replace "Voivode"


    http://vpk-news.ru/articles/28908
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:57 am

    Have anyone any info on this? is sth new ICBM?

    Icarus complex, R-36M3 / 15A18M2 (draft)

    DATA FOR 2016 (standard completion)
    The complex "Icarus", the R-36M3 / 15A18M2 (draft)

    The heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, the fifth generation. Preliminary design and rocket complex was developed in the design office "South" (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine) under the leadership of the USSR Academy V.F.Utkina in 1991. The project was discontinued in 1991-1992 In some sources as the reason for the termination of the development known as SALT-2 talks, but most likely there were several reasons. The same can not be ignored, and the nationalization of certain developing ICBMs to Russian Strategic Missile Forces. The index of the literature 15A18M2 mistakenly attributed to the rocket R-36M2. As the project "Icarus" is sometimes mistakenly attributed index 15A19. Starting and ground equipment: Presumably intended use ICBM silos 15A18M.

    http://militaryrussia.ru/blog/topic-851.html


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    Strategic FOB System( Nuclear Space Weapons). Time for a rethink?

    Post  Neutron on Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:43 pm



    The Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) was a Soviet weapons program that started in the 1960s whose goal was to develop a nuclear capable ICBM vehicle which would, once launched, inject into LEO (Low Earth Orbit) upon which the payload could de-orbit and strike a ground target. Basically it turns out that launching a nuclear weapon from space is highly effective and that many long-range defenses are thus automatically bypassed  Cool .

    The Soviet-era FOBS program caused so much panic and concern in the west at the time that the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 was drafted, which led to the FOBS program being decommissioned, the treaty has banned the use of nuclear capable weapons in earth orbit since then. However it can be argued that many of the parties that originally signed this treaty could have already secretly developed similar programs and could thus potentially use these arcane programs against Russia in the future. Not even mentioning all the numerous, on-going violations of many non-proliferation treaties by other countries. Russia in my opinion, shouldn't be reducing its nuclear stockpile or nuclear capabilities, it should be increasing them for the sake of deterrence or even MAD. I therefore propose that the Russian strategic nuclear forces reconsider a nuclear deterrence system similar to FOBS for deployment.

    However if a program such as FOBS is to be reconsidered drastic design reconsideration of the payload launcher vehicle must be taken into account. Firstly the payload launcher vehicle should be permanently stationed in orbit until a launch is initiated instead of launching the vehicle into orbit shortly before an attack and waiting for the payload to de-orbit, this means that it would take substantially longer for any early warning satellite satellite system to detect an imminent nuclear strike due to the suppression of ground based thermal or IR signatures. The launcher vehicle should then ideally inject into LEO and hold when the weapon is initiated.

    Secondly we must take into account the realities of ABM systems. Once a warhead is detected and a ABM originating projectile is launched, first strike uncertainty is increased. ABM systems, however, rely on sensor inputs to guide ABM originating projectiles to their target, EM/IR sensor/transducer resolution, however, can theoretically be reduced by increasing radiation/EM flux density uniformly within a given volume in space, making distinguishing a target much more difficult if not impossible. What this means, assuming a large enough yield, is if a launch is initiated, one of the many reentry vehicles would need to be detonated sequentially after launch, to provide this increase in energy density and subsequently, decrease in sensor resolution along the target pathway. This is repeated until the main attack vehicles reach a suitable distance above earth's atmosphere. Thus the travel trajectory of the main attack vehicle's should then ideally transverse these spherical blast volumes, making target identification to the ABM system practically impossible, in theory.

    Once the final RV's are close to reentry they separate drastically, by this time no ABM system would be able to cope with the speed and number of re-entry vehicles and even in the best case scenario, assuming 100% interception, the blast radius and fallout would be so severe that surviving such an attack would be impossible. Another possibility would be the addition of ozone-degenerating compounds which would destroy part of the ozone layer covering the target's land mass to increase radiation penetration. This is very hypothesized but I'm sure something similar can be done.

    Having a good deterrence strategy is one of the best defenses a country can possess.

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    Post  Austin on Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:15 am

    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/april-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/3880-russias-project-11442m-kirov-class-cruiser-to-be-fitted-with-3k22-a-3m22-tsirkon-hypersonic-missile.html

    The Kalibr is a direct descendant of the Soviet-made 3M-10 Granat (SS-N-21 Sampson) sea-launched cruise missile system - its heavy upgrade, in fact. Soviet-made nuclear warheads - 200-kiloton TK 66-02s in the first place - may be easily demothballed and mounted on the advanced missiles. The TK 66-02 type fitted not only the Granat, but the Kh-55 air-launched and 3M-12 Relief cruise missiles as well (the latter better known as RK-55).

    The improved 250-kt TK 66-05 model fitted only the Kh-55SM missile. Both warheads weight 140 kg. Another variant is the lighter - 90-kg - 10-kt TK-60 low-yield warhead developed specifically to equip the 3M55 Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) antiship missile.

    The original Kalibr carries a 500-kg blast-fragmentation warhead. If the conventional warhead is swapped for a nuclear one and the resultant spare internal volume is used rationally, about 400 kg of extra fuel can be carried. This will extend the weapon’s range by another thousand kilometers. To cap it all, the INF Treaty does not cover sea-launched cruise missiles.
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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Militarov on Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:48 pm

    Russian ICBM developer recently bought 18 licenses for Siemens PLM Software - Product Lifecycle Management

    Source: https://news.rambler.ru/politics/33792294/
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:05 am

    Militarov wrote:Russian ICBM developer recently bought 18 licenses for Siemens PLM Software - Product Lifecycle Management

    Source: https://news.rambler.ru/politics/33792294/

    I am pretty certain some heads will roll or someone will step up and demand that the software is either not used or something else.  As well, why not use an open source PLM one? it exists.

    I believe someone was paid off and trying to use excuses.  Although, I imagine the software operates in a closed environment meaning that whatever "back doors" cannot access outside connections anyway thus limiting or depleting any chance of damage.

    But it is a waste of money to purchase any western...anything.  As mentioned, an open source one exists.  Eventually someone will build one based upon its code.

    Such news will just cause a stir, which is good.
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    Post  Project Canada on Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:57 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:Russian ICBM developer recently bought 18 licenses for Siemens PLM Software - Product Lifecycle Management

    Source: https://news.rambler.ru/politics/33792294/

    I am pretty certain some heads will roll or someone will step up and demand that the software is either not used or something else.  As well, why not use an open source PLM one? it exists.

    I believe someone was paid off and trying to use excuses.  Although, I imagine the software operates in a closed environment meaning that whatever "back doors" cannot access outside connections anyway thus limiting or depleting any chance of damage.

    But it is a waste of money to purchase any western...anything.  As mentioned, an open source one exists.  Eventually someone will build one based upon its code.

    Such news will just cause a stir, which is good.

    I was thinking the same thing as well, Im pretty sure anything Western tech sold to Russia will most likely be rigged with backdoor function and loaded with all other evil secret surprises to sabotage Russia in anyway possible
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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:00 am

    Project Canada wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Militarov wrote:Russian ICBM developer recently bought 18 licenses for Siemens PLM Software - Product Lifecycle Management

    Source: https://news.rambler.ru/politics/33792294/

    I am pretty certain some heads will roll or someone will step up and demand that the software is either not used or something else.  As well, why not use an open source PLM one? it exists.

    I believe someone was paid off and trying to use excuses.  Although, I imagine the software operates in a closed environment meaning that whatever "back doors" cannot access outside connections anyway thus limiting or depleting any chance of damage.

    But it is a waste of money to purchase any western...anything.  As mentioned, an open source one exists.  Eventually someone will build one based upon its code.

    Such news will just cause a stir, which is good.

    I was thinking the same thing as well, Im pretty sure anything Western tech sold to Russia will most likely be rigged with backdoor function and loaded with all other evil secret surprises to sabotage Russia in anyway possible


    surprise surprise recently Shuvalov said that Russian companies should first offer software better than west before state companies should buy it...is this sheer idiocy or outright sabotage? could Israeli or US deputy first minister support products from geopolitical foes ?


    so only siemens right ?
    https://sourceforge.net/directory/business-enterprise/enterprise/plm/os:linux/
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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:25 pm

    Makeyev Design Bureau works on a new ballistic missile


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