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    New Russian heavy ICBM - Sarmatian

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    Post  Hole Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:49 am

    That´s Avangard. Until now only the ejection of Sarmat from the silo and the engines of the first stage were tested, at least that was shown to us on some videos.
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    Post  thegopnik Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:51 pm

    The sarmat never really struck my fancy as just being seen as a ICBM and nothing more other than rumors of 1st stage being detonation engine. I dont really have much attention to pay on this project other than the other nuclear weapons they are developing.
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    Post  kvs Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:15 pm

    Being able to hit the yanquis from the south by going over the south pole is not interesting?

    Hmmm.

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    Post  Hole Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:35 pm

    It means that the peace-loving human rights preachers have to spend another 500+ Billion on their missile defence systems to cover the full circle. Laughing

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    Post  lyle6 Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:13 am

    thegopnik wrote:The sarmat never really struck my fancy as just being seen as a ICBM and nothing more other than rumors of 1st stage being detonation engine. I dont really have much attention to pay on this project other than the other nuclear weapons they are developing.
    The thing about super-heavy ICBMs is pound-for-pound, they are cheapest way of delivering nuclear warheads and by far. If I'm looking to design a retaliatory arsenal against an unhinged lunatic that flushes arms control treaties like he does toilet paper its probably a good idea to have a lot of room to upscale the number of warheads on use. The only real disadvantage is the perceived vulnerability to counterforce strikes from the blue - but if you're already investing in a 360 degree early warning network of land and sat-based sensors to control the battlespace thousands of miles beyond your borders and the advanced automated command and control to make it all work the possibility of such disarming attacks becomes minimal if not impossible, and the super-heavy ICBM only becomes more attractive an option. If you consider that these missiles readily retire into launching commercial payloads into low orbit these missiles are essentially *free* - and not many people can say no to free.

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    Post  owais.usmani Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:49 am

    Hole wrote:It means that the peace-loving human rights preachers have to spend another 500+ Billion on their missile defence systems to cover the full circle. Laughing

    I believe the R-36M2 Voevoda always had the capability to go full south pole, its just that because of some treaties / agreements it was never programmed this way (or probably it was just Gorbachev).

    The Sarmat is designed to do 100% what the Voevoda could do, and do some more. It would be lighter due to composites, a more powerful engine which both results in a larger throw weight, more accurate than Voevoda and most important of all, it would be 100% built inside Russia.


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    Post  Hole Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:11 pm

    Sarmat. Satan is the NATO name for the R-36M2.
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    Post  owais.usmani Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:14 pm

    Hole wrote:Sarmat. Satan is the NATO name for the R-36M2.

    Yeah sorry, corrected.
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    Post  Mir Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:23 pm

    An interesting addition to the Sarmat is an old Soviet era project that just got a new life.

    It's the Mozyr active defence complex (Kaz) that was developed back then for an additional protection to the missile silos and the mobile launchers of the Strategic Missile Forces.

    Apparently this development ultimately lead to active protection systems like the Arena.

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/mozyr-kaz.htm
    (The complete article makes for very interesting reading.)

    The principle of KAZ operation is based on the defeat of air targets by metal balls with a diameter of up to 30 millimeters at an altitude of up to six thousand meters. In early December 2012, the source of the newspaper "Izvestia" in the military department said that charges with 40 thousand attacking elements will be fired at the target with an initial speed of up to 1800 meters per second and create after the blast at a certain height an "iron cloud" capable of destroying any air target. Prospective complexes are planned to be used primarily to cover strategic objects: launch silos, command posts and communication centers.

    The complex would be the last frontier of missile defense. It must destroy the objects that managed to break through the curtain of the existing anti-missile "Gazelle" and the prospetive S-500 "Prometheus." The KAZ includes radar detection and guidance systems, as well as special artillery units. KAZ is designed to cover point objects, such as missile launchers, command posts, communication nodes, and this differs from anti-missiles that cover the sky by sectors. The military expects that the complex will be able to destroy not only ballistic missiles, but also all types of modern precision weapons, including cruise missiles and GPS-corrected bombs.

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    Post  kvs Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:49 pm

    In other words a real shield. Instead of bullet on bullet fantasy, use inertia to make the warhead defeat itself.

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    Post  Hole Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:49 pm

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    Looks grim

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    Post  kvs Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:18 pm

    A modern version could achieve much more accurate shield interception. Both the tracking and delivery systems can be made
    much faster and precise. A hypersonic ABM delivering a blast of ball bearings in close proximity to the warhead can be more
    effective than a nuclear blast since the "cooking window" is small and the metal casing of a warhead is effective against electrical
    effects. It is still prone to magnetic effects but they can use diamagnetic materials to reduce the impact.

    Of course, if the nuke is close enough then it can melt the warhead, but I suspect the 1960s ABMs using nuke warheads
    are not this effective. But nukes also cause damage to your own side from EMP and radiation. So using them is a desperation
    move.

    A cloud of ball bearings cannot be defeated in any practical way. Making the warhead much heavier and shielded
    against impact is not really a solution since the size of the launchers explodes. The Americans don't even have new ICBMs.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:28 am

    The strength of the soviet silos meant that a direct hit was needed to ensure it was effective so even if the defences hit the incoming missile 300m above the ground that would be good enough.

    A direct hit does not need to obliterate the target... a nuclear warhead is relatively fragile and only the fission trigger might detonate if intercepted before detonation.

    For a country like Iran defending bunkers from anti bunker weapons a system like TOR would be excellent in terms of hitting them at altitude and reducing their accuracy to the point where they are useless to defeat underground targets.

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