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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:46 pm

    The missile, which is created to replace the "Satan" is being tested
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:33 pm

    Russia creating super heavy Sarmat ICBM without cooperation with Ukraine — commander

    “As for using the potential of the Ukrainian defense sector, there is no need in it today,” Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Colonel General Sergey Karakayev said

    VLASIKHA, December 16. /TASS/. Russia is developing the Sarmat super heavy liquid-propelled intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on its own without cooperation with Ukraine’s defense enterprises, as there is no need in it, Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RSMF) Colonel General Sergey Karakayev said on Tuesday.

    “As for using the potential of the Ukrainian defense sector, there is no need in it today,” he said, adding that since 1993 all missiles for RSMF have been developed only by Russian enterprises, and the country’s industry has mastered the liquid-propellant technology since the Soviet period.

    “One of the main enterprises developing liquid-propelled missiles now is the Academician V.P. Makeyev State Rocket Center. Thanks to the high scientific-technical and industrial potential, it has won a tender for the state order placement that also involved other Russian enterprises, in particular, the Reutov-based VPK NPO Mashinostroyeniya rocket design bureau,” the commander told reporters on the eve of the 55th anniversary of RVSN creation.

    According to Karakayev, the Makeyev State Rocket Center “has drawn together cooperation ensuring closed-cycle design, development and serial production of missiles and sea-launched missile systems. Specialists of the enterprises have carried out major preparatory work, in particular, for the study of the experience of the creation of the Voivode class missiles (NATO’s reporting name Satan).”

    “So, we have no doubt that the new heavy liquid-propelled missile will be created before the end of the current decade,” Karakayev said.
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:46 pm

    Sarmat deployment plans

    The Russian media quote an unnamed defense industry source as saying that the Sarmat heavy ICBM will be eventually be deployed with two divisions - in Dombarovskiy and Uzhur. it is expected that the total of seven regiments with 46 missiles will be deployed (six missiles in a regiment plus one ten-missile regiment). The flight tests of the missile are not expected to begin before 2017 (so, the earlier report about the missile making an appearance in 2015 probably meant something else).

    This is hardly surprising - only these two divisions have silos that are large enough to accommodate a large missile (although it's quite possible that the SS-19/SS-24 silos would have worked as well - Sarmat appears to be in the SS-19 rather than in SS-18 category). Together with the report about projected deployment of 30 rail-mobile missiles of the Barguzin system, the news about Sarmat shows that the concept of economies of scale generally eludes the Russian government - whatever are the alleged advantages of the new missile, it's hard to justify the development cost if you end up deploying only 46 of them. Yes, the Untied States ended up deploying 50 MX in silos in the 1980s, but the initial goal of the Peacekeeper program was 310 missiles. Sarmat probably won't end costing its weight in gold, but it will be an expensive missile.

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2014/12/sarmat_deployment_plans.shtml
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Viktor on Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:04 am

    Ohoho ... this must be Christmas presents from under the three

    Borisov: heavy ICBMs "Sarmatian" can deliver the goods, weighing 10 tons
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  kvs on Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:34 am

    Viktor wrote:Ohoho ... this must be Christmas presents from under the three

    Borisov: heavy ICBMs "Sarmatian" can deliver the goods, weighing 10 tons

    So it is actually more powerful than the R-36M (SS-18). It is indeed a Christmas present. I kept hearing that the Sarmatian was going
    to have a smaller throw weight than the "Satan".
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:10 am

    In 2015, the first tests of heavy ICBMs "Sarmatian" will be made
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    Post  Rmf on Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:30 pm

    satan's throw weight is 8,2 tonns. they said sarmatian would be simmilar.
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:03 am

    One official is claiming a 10 ton throw weight...

    With more modern and lighter warheads that just means more jammers and decoys...


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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Mike E on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:14 am

    GarryB wrote:One official is claiming a 10 ton throw weight...

    With more modern and lighter warheads that just means more jammers and decoys...
    Yeah... That would be pretty nice not gonna lie. To put this 10 t figure into perspective, the Minuteman iii has a throw of just over 1 ton, meaning this will have roughly the throw of 10(!) Minutemans!!! That's really gonna make our politicians wet themselves, just a little bit...
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    Post  Rmf on Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:06 pm

    that would seem like an overkill and waste of resourses/ money. which could be used better for other weapons programs.
    probably same components like in ss-18 with some modifications (lighter components) and improvements (digital electronics etc..) that in the end resulted in increase in throw weight.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:47 am

    Also likely more powerful propellents too.

    there is no such thing as too much throw weight, though developing a missile with too much throw weight is a bit of a waste.

    The facts of the matter are that the more warheads a missile carries the cheaper your missile forces become because one missile carrying 10 warheads is going to be cheaper to buy and own than ten missiles with one warhead each.

    The problem with the big missiles is that the enemy have ten times less missiles to target in a first strike scenario, but high energy propellents and lighter missiles will accelerate faster and create such a small targeting window that it becomes irrelevant and once in space decoys and jammers can be deployed and with a ten ton payload it could conceivably carry thousands of decoys ready to inflate when released...

    Another advantage that most would not even think of is eventual disposal... a missile that can deliver 10 tons to orbit is a useful thing... rather more useful than a missile that can only carry 1 ton.

    the obvious advantage is that a new fairing over the nose and a few hundred micro satellites and a few satellites weighing a ton or more and you can make a lot of money disposing of the ICBM.

    Currently old ICBMs make a bit of cash doing just that.


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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Rmf on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:36 pm

    i belive proppelants are the same.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:46 am

    I would hope that new propellants have been developed since the late 1960s when the SS-18 entered service...


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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Rmf on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:22 pm

    chemistry and periodic table of elements didnt change.
    the infrastructure and production factories for hypergolic fuels are the same, which will speed up deployement and is cheapest option.
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  flamming_python on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:24 pm

    Rmf wrote:that would seem like an overkill and waste of resourses/ money. which could be used better for other weapons programs.
    probably same components like in ss-18 with some modifications (lighter components) and improvements (digital electronics etc..) that in the end resulted in increase in throw weight.

    It's 50% of the Satan's weight while having, allegedly, 20% more throw weight.

    How is that supposed to be overkill or a waste?

    If those new.. well whatever the hell they're rumored to be building for the next generation of Russian ICBM payloads see the light of day - you can bet they'll be heavier than the current MIRV buses/reentry vehicles and thus that extra throw weight will be put to good use.
    Another thing is what GarryB said - the extra throw weight allows more decoys & countermeasures to be fitted - increasing the survivability and success rate of the actual warheads that are there.

    Yet another point is that the Sarmat is going to be in service for a long time; several decades until it's replaced. I think this point has been brought up here or in another thread already - namely that they're making the Sarmat not just for today's technologies, but for tomorrow's too. We might see high-powered ground lasers, connected to power grids, employed in the ABM role sooner or later. Thus having spare throw weight for some extra thermal shielding, particularly on the booster/fuel tanks and so on during the ascent - would be quite welcome.
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    Post  flamming_python on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:33 pm

    GarryB wrote:I would hope that new propellants have been developed since the late 1960s when the SS-18 entered service...

    I believe there was some kind of advance recently for liquid-fueled Russian rockets; a new propellant mixture.
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    Post  Rmf on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:37 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    GarryB wrote:I would hope that new propellants have been developed since the late 1960s when the SS-18 entered service...

    I believe there was some kind of advance recently for liquid-fueled Russian rockets; a new propellant mixture.

    any link proof or something ,not that im sceptical but that would have been a big news in space community....
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    Post  Rmf on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:41 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    Rmf wrote:that would seem like an overkill and waste of resourses/ money. which could be used better for other weapons programs.
    probably same components like in ss-18 with some modifications (lighter components) and improvements (digital electronics etc..) that in the end resulted in increase in throw weight.

    It's 50% of the Satan's weight while having, allegedly, 20% more throw weight.

    How is that supposed to be overkill or a waste?

    If those new.. well whatever the hell they're rumored to be building for the next generation of Russian ICBM payloads see the light of day - you can bet they'll be heavier than the current MIRV buses/reentry vehicles and thus that extra throw weight will be put to good use.
    Another thing is what GarryB said - the extra throw weight allows more decoys & countermeasures to be fitted - increasing the survivability and success rate of the actual warheads that are there.

    Yet another point is that the Sarmat is going to be in service for a long time; several decades until it's replaced. I think this point has been brought up here or in another thread already - namely that they're making the Sarmat not just for today's technologies, but for tomorrow's too. We might see high-powered ground lasers, connected to power grids, employed in the ABM role sooner or later. Thus having spare throw weight for some extra thermal shielding, particularly on the booster/fuel tanks and so on during the ascent - would be quite welcome.

    its about the silos ,sarmatian will use existing silos and so have same dimension as ss-18, which with improvements i mentioned increased throw weight.
    ss-18 was already top heavy weight ,now this will be even bigger...
    a bit smaller missile could have been used and stregtening of silos further thickening of roof and walls because of increased precision today of cruise and balistic missiles or rods-from-god type weapons (global prompt strike) which might offer first strike capability.
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  kvs on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:12 am

    Don't forget improvements in the engines. This has nothing to do with the table of Mendeleev.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:57 am

    New Russian Heavy Ballistic Missile Sarmat to Be Test Launched in 2016-2017
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:10 am

    chemistry and periodic table of elements didnt change.

    No of course they haven't, but exactly which storable rocket fuel is shown on that table?

    Liquid rocket fuel has gone through several evolutions in SLBMs, becoming more powerful, taking up less volume, and being more stable and less of a problem in a sea/salt water environment.

    any link proof or something ,not that im sceptical but that would have been a big news in space community....

    Why the space community?

    An ICBM has to be fuelled and ready and could stand for years fully fuelled and ready to launch.

    For space rockets for safety they are generally only fuelled just before launch.


    its about the silos ,sarmatian will use existing silos and so have same dimension as ss-18, which with improvements i mentioned increased throw weight.

    It doesn't have to be the same size... it can be much smaller and still use existing silos.

    ss-18 was already top heavy weight ,now this will be even bigger...

    Satan was 210 tons, Samariton will be half that weight and therefore presumably half the size too.

    a bit smaller missile could have been used and stregtening of silos further thickening of roof and walls because of increased precision today of cruise and balistic missiles or rods-from-god type weapons (global prompt strike) which might offer first strike capability.

    Odds are any attack on Russian silos will result in impacts on or near empty silos.

    Don't forget improvements in the engines. This has nothing to do with the table of Mendeleev.

    new engine designs, new materials for engine designs, new composite materials for structure, new fuels will all contribute to making it lighter and faster and more powerful.


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    Post  Rmf on Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:20 pm


    Satan was 210 tons, Samariton will be half that weight and therefore presumably half the size too.

    i doubt it.
    anyways many space rockets use storable propelants , there is nothing special there as military and civilian launchers are inter-mixed,3rd stages on many launchers were for most part modified satelite killers
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  GarryB on Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:03 am

    The Satan itself is a popular satellite launcher, but for raw power cryogenic fuels tend to offer more power... are much cheaper and non toxic...

    but...


    i doubt it.

    Errm... did you read the first post in this thread?

    ie:
    Russia to build 100-ton ICBM to penetrate US missile defenses

    Still doubt it?

    Normally newer weapons are lighter because they are more accurate so they can have much lighter payloads... like the S-300 with a 150kg warhead and the S-350 small missiles with 40kg payload. With a lighter payload everything can be made smaller and lighter which means speed and range is better.

    In this case the payload is the same but with smaller and lighter components... the technology difference from the 1960s to now is enormous, but the payload weight as been kept and increased.

    Of course if you look at the payloads of modern fighters and compared them with WWII bombers and the are similar...


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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Stealthflanker on Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:24 pm

    I'm curious on "hardening" feature for this ICBM's. I wonder what Russians put to make this monster survive intercepts in Boost, midcourse and terminal.
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    Re: New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

    Post  Viktor on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:01 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Named the starting date of a strategic missile tests "Sarmat"

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