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    RS-26 Rubezh Missile System

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    Re: RS-26 Rubezh Missile System

    Post  max steel on Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:34 am

    A range of 11,000 km and a continuously changing trajectory, meaning that it can very likely penetrate even the most advanced missile defense shields. RS-26 so special is that even though it weighs just 80 tons, compared to the 120-ton heft of its RS-24 Yars predecessor, the Rubezh packs a frightening 1,2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads.

    Moreover, its booster stage is down to under five minutes, which means that NATO radars in Europe will have no time to register the launch.

    Adding to NATO air defenders’ worries, during the descending section of its trajectory, with only a few hundred kilometers left to the target, the missile’s warheads suddenly take a dive, lose altitude, and continue the approach as a cruise missile.

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    Re: RS-26 Rubezh Missile System

    Post  George1 on Fri May 13, 2016 10:56 am

    Deployment of RS-26 Rubezh reportedly postponed until 2017

    "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov

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