The expert named the terms of development and adoption of the new BZHRK "Barguzin"
Russia may supply the Strategic Missile Forces with the new Barguzin combat railroad missile system (BZHRK) within three to five years. This requires the adoption of an appropriate decision by the country's leadership, said in an interview with RIA Novosti an expert in the field of strategic weapons, a veteran of the Strategic Missile Forces, Vladimir Evseev.
Deployment of the BZHRK would be the most effective response to the growth of NATO military bases near the Russian borders, he said, it was only necessary to make a decision to resume its development. According to the expert, the country's leadership froze the project, counting on the extension of the START-3 treaty, another reason was the lack of funds for the BZHRK.
I believe that the deployment of the Barguzin would be the most effective response to the strategic threat posed by the growth of NATO military bases near the Russian borders ... In my estimate, it will take about 3-5 years, for a missile system this is a very short time
- said Evseev, adding that in their characteristics "new BZHRK significantly superior to its predecessor - BZHRK" Good. "
The expert is convinced that BZHRK much more efficient road-mobile missile complexes" Topol-M "and the" yars ", which for the start-up, go to the field area and turn around, making them vulnerable.
The Molodets had too heavy a rocket that did not fit into a regular carriage, which was an unmasking sign, and the Barguzin uses a "lightweight" rocket that is included in a regular carriage, the BZHRK can launch on any section of the railway
- he declared.
Recall that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the start of work on the project of the Barguzin combat railway missile system (BZHRK) in 2012, in 2014 the Yars missile was selected for it, and at the end of 2017 it was reported that the project was closed. As the Russian media wrote, the development was postponed indefinitely. However, it was reported that development work was fully carried out on the project, and throw tests of missiles for the complex were also successfully carried out. Later, information appeared that the resumption of work on it is possible with a change in the military-political situation.
The development of the new BZHRK was carried out by the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering, taking into account the experience of creating its predecessor - the BZHRK with the Molodets missile (RT-23 UTTH, according to NATO classification - SS-24 Scalpel
During the Soviet era, the Strategic Missile Forces had three divisions, each including four BZHRK "Molodets". Thus, twelve "nuclear trains" carried 36 missiles, each of which carried 10 warheads. The disposal of the BZHRK took place in 2003-2006.