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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Vann7 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:14 am



    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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Austin on Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:26 pm

    Russian Strategic Missile Force new control system to retarget missiles instantly — source
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    The system will being put into operation starting next year

    MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. A new automated system of the Russian Strategic Missile Force’s combat control will help retarget intercontinental ballistic missiles ‘instantly’ before their launch, a source in Russia’s General Staff told TASS on Thursday.

    Strategic Missile Force Commander Sergey Karakayev said on Wednesday the troops had received a new combat control system to promptly retarget missiles. The system will start to be put into operation from next year, he added.

    "The talk is about retargeting Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles immediately before their launch when a need arises suddenly to deliver a strike against other unplanned targets due to a sharp change in the situation. In this case, the new control system will enter new target coordinates into a missile in a remote control mode instantly to destroy the targets," the source said.

    If a missile has been launched, it can’t be retargeted, the source said. Today not a single nuclear power has such technology, the source added.

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GarryB on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:10 am

    If a missile has been launched, it can’t be retargeted, the source said. Today not a single nuclear power has such technology, the source added.

    Of course no nuclear power wants that capability... imagine launching all your missiles and find your enemies have cracked your codes and command all of your own missiles to hit your own cities... not good.


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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  coolieno99 on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:54 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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:45 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 7:12 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.

    Remember bomb green!

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  franco on Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:06 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.

    Remember bomb green!

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:33 pm

    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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:57 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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Austin on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:09 am


    Dmitry Rogozin: “The United States can destroy a few hours up to 90% of our nuclear capability“


    http://kalevholland.planet.ee/russia-will-lose-the-war-for-america-360-minutes

    “For more than a decade in the United States worked out the concept of Prompt Global Strike. It provides striking non-nuclear weapons at any point on the planet in one hour, “- Rogozin said. “According to a war game conducted by the Pentagon at the end of last year, with the help of 3.5-4 thousand. Units of US precision weapons can destroy 6 hours basic infrastructure facilities of the enemy and prevent him to resist,” – he added.

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:02 pm

    He is clearly incorrect and trying to scare for more funding (very common tactic).  The anti ballistic threat from US is a joke since you yourself posted the documents on the success rates and they were clearly pathetic, even against old Scud missiles.  Could it eliminate 90% of Russia's ICBM's?  No.  Could it remove 30%?  No.  Most ICBM's operate in a field greater than what these anti ballistic missile systems can do.  They are decent against Scuds and maybe some later variants, but clearly not against a Topol-M.

    Theoretically, if it could remove 90% of Russia's ICBM's, the remaining 10% would cause so much damage and havoc that no one is stupid enough to try it anyway.

    Would be helpful if the owner of that site (which is questionable at best) would at least provide a link.  I do when I reference nearly anything.

    Edit: So Rogozin is stating what US experts think. Problem is, all of us are aware of the high failure rates. Just look at Saudi Arabia and its conflict with Tunisia. How many rockets bypassed the SM-3 system and hit their intended targets?

    Point of the matter is that these ABM systems are greatly overblown. But after re-reading the article, he is clearly pushing an agenda which is evident by his demands to communicate with the military industrial commission on getting joint work down with Universities. I think his wish came true as I have read a week or so ago about work on MiC with universities and the Russian "DARPA".

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:15 am

    He is probably correct, given 6 hours the US and the west could probably hit all of Russias strategic missile/weapon forces and damage it to the point where it was ineffective... but that is assuming that the Russians sit back and do nothing.

    What he is not saying is that the Russians are now producing large numbers of similar conventionally armed cruise missiles that can hit point targets all over NATO and wreak comparable if not more damage to NATO forces in europe.

    A conventional strike on Russias ICBMs would lead to those ICBM fields being defended by aircraft and missiles and also the full launch of those ICBMs... whether the US systems hit the ICBM field or not is irrelevant as those silos would be empty by the time the western munitions arrived and the west would be minutes from obliteration.

    There is no chance WWIII will be a conventional head strike that takes out the Russians before they can retaliate.


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

    Post  Neutron on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:43 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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Austin on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:15 pm

    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 Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:48 am

    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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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:05 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 7:57 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 10:00 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  Austin on Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:02 am

    My Write Up on Yars ICBM

    RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    http://austinstalk.blogspot.in/2016/06/rs-24-yars-intercontinental-ballistic.html

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 am

    what do you think about Rubezh is it really modular system ble to be configured as both IRBM and ICBM?


    Austin wrote:My Write Up on Yars ICBM

    RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    http://austinstalk.blogspot.in/2016/06/rs-24-yars-intercontinental-ballistic.html

    Thank you Sir, an interesting blog good I´ve checked this link Smile

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  Austin on Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:00 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:what do you think about Rubezh is it really modular system ble to be configured as both IRBM and ICBM?


    Austin wrote:My Write Up on Yars ICBM

    RS-24 Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    http://austinstalk.blogspot.in/2016/06/rs-24-yars-intercontinental-ballistic.html

    Thank you Sir, an interesting blog gohod I´ve  checked this link Smile

    Thanks

    Don't want to speculate on Rubezh except that its a next gen system and its an icbm

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 pm

    Austin wrote: Don't want to speculate on Rubezh except  that its a next gen system and  its an icbm

    indeed it can be also used as an ICBM nonetheless how many ICBMs were tested on 2,000km distances? it is smaller and lighter than yars. I would be surprised if in wake of U$ amd build up, aggressive NATO regimes´expansion Russia did not have some nice surprise for "partners" I hope Rubezh will fulfill niche of Pioneer IRBM

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    Re: Russian Nuclear Weapons Industry

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:25 pm

    Makeyev Design Bureau works on a new ballistic missile


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