United States engaged in the development of fundamentally new means of aerospace attack, can dramatically change the course and outcome of combat operations during the air-space operations. This was stated by general designer Concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" Paul Sozinov.
Orbital combat vehicles, which, in particular, are on the program of the X-37, successfully carried out a series of flight experiments. "They make it possible, in principle, already show up to three warheads and deliver them to the target after they walked along the orbital parameters system of missile warning and other means of control," - said the general designer.
The X-37 program is developing in the direction of increasing range to deliver nuclear warheads and a significant expansion of its capabilities. The key here, according Sozinova are maneuvering capabilities to change the orbital parameters of the flight and increase the payload.
To counter such threats, be sure to general designer, you need to change the requirements for Russian radar systems of missile warning and space surveillance systems and weapons.
Space echelon updated Early-warning radar, according Sozinova earned in a new capacity until 2020, and perhaps earlier. Technical solutions for this tested. In addition, there is the creation of radar field over the territory of Russia in the medium and high altitudes, which greatly increased the ability to detect dynamic purposes. With regard to the detection of the enemy at low and extremely low altitudes, then help in solving this problem is the creation of local groups.
Speaking about the development of new technologies for cutting-edge systems and systems of aerospace defense, Sozinov listed the development of active phased array antennas. Another Russian industry has made significant progress in creating fuel for interceptor missiles, thermal barrier coatings that can withstand heat up to 3.5 thousand degrees Celsius. Work on the fairing of the new generation of homing capable of withstanding temperatures of several thousand degrees. In the interest of national defense are developed and multispectral homing missile.
There is another important news from the generals defense. According Sozinova, Russia creates its own equivalent of the American missile defense system THAAD and GMD. In the short term, they must be received into the armed forces. This, according to the general director, would "solve the problem of intercepting ballistic missiles, medium-range and on a limited scale - warhead intercontinental ballistic missiles." Sozinov reported and the development of other complex analogue of the American missile defense - CMD with rocket GBI.
- A kind of analogue of the system, but in the mobile version, is also created in the Russian Federation. He has several other features - at the request of the Ministry of Defense, we must provide substantially more efficient interception than do Americans. Prototypes of these complexes we are actively engaged and assume that in the near future they will stand the Russian Army, "- said Sozinov.
He gave an assessment of the arsenal of aerospace attack the United States. The main threat in it, according to the director general, is the massive use of cruise missiles. Such conclusions experts made by analyzing armed conflicts of recent times, particularly in Iraq and Libya.
- That rearmament program, first of all sea-based means that the United States spend, allowing them to go in the period 2015-2016 gg. on the total amount of the possible delivery to the important objects of the Russian Federation about 6.5-7 thousand cruise missiles, with about 5,000 - from sea carriers - said the general designer.
He recalled that the United States implemented a program to refurbish nuclear submarines, originally intended for delivery of intercontinental ballistic missiles, cruise missiles in the media. In particular, three submarines of class "Ohio" refitted for cruise missiles. Each boat can carry up to afford 154 cruise missiles ready for combat use.
"This is - a great potential application in the first phase of hostilities massive strike, and it should be taken into account when building the air defense system at the level of anti-aircraft missile forces - says Sozinov. According to him, the massive use of cruise missiles in the first phase of hostilities can cause enormous damage to objects of strategic nuclear forces of Russia.