Bulava and other NEW russian ICBMs

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  1. enlightened1

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    A Russian test launch of an intercontinental missile has failed, resulting in a white light seen over parts of Norway.

    The submarine-based Bulava ballistic missile failed when launched from the White Sea, the Defence Ministry's press office told Itar-Tass news agency.

    Russian newspapers had earlier reported the failure. At least six of 13 previous tests also ended in failure.

    The Bulava can carry six individually targeted nuclear warheads.

    It is designed to have a range of 10,000km (6,200 miles), but its repeated failures have caused embarrassment for Russia which hoped it would support its nuclear deterrent.

    Spiral light

    Russian media reported that on Wednesday's test the third stage engine failed.It was fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea, the usual site for such missile tests by Russian submarines.

    In Norway, a white spiral light was reported over the city of Tromso at the same time, with many people wondering if it was a UFO sighting or meteor.

    In one of the recent tests a Bulava self-destructed after a malfunction during the first stage of its flight from the White Sea, Reuters news agency reported.
     
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    I think Russia should have treated its scientists with more care. In 1989, after Russia separated from the Soviet Union, the Russian government was mostly interested in plotting to legally loot state-owned companies. For about ten years, the Yeltsin administration and its oligarch co-conspirators plundered the country.

    Meanwhile, the Russian rocket scientists were left unemployed and they had to drive cabs in Moscow to make a living. Alternatively, the Russian scientists could set up a little stand by the road and sell radishes or socks. The effect was devastating. Russia lost its braintrust of rocket scientists.

    How many Bulava failures is it now? Are we at 7 failures out of 12 tries? There is a Russian specialist at an American organization that claims that the Bulava has only successfully passed one test; while the other 4 were only partially successful. If you like, I'll go look for the link.

    In my opinion, Russia may have irretrievably lost its valuable asset of rocket scientists. No decree by Putin can manifest rocketry expertise in Russia's new group of young and inexperienced rocket neophytes. I think it is fair to say that we can expect more Bulava failures in the future. It will be a miracle if the Bulava is ever deployed.

    On a positive note, the Bulava provides a terrific fireworks show. Does it come in colors other than "white spiral light?"
     
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    This is the SLBM version of TOPOL ;once completed there will be no equals

    http://www.spacewar.com/news/abm-05zzd.html

    Russia Developing New Generation Of Super Missiles


    By Martin Sieff
    UPI Senior News Analyst
    Washington (UPI) Dec 05, 2005
    Almost ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, the strategic nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia has revived -- with spending and weapons development at an intensity unseen since the days of the SS-18 and Pershing II deployments a quarter of a century ago.

    On Nov. 17, as reported by United Press International, the U.S. Navy successfully carried out its most ambitious and successful test yet of an anti-ballistic missile interceptor launched from an Aegis class cruiser in the Pacific Ocean. The success of the test contrasted sharply with the enormous delays, cost over-runs and major test failures that have plagued the land-based anti-missile technology deployed by the Missile Defense Agency around Fort Greely, Alaska.

    But meanwhile, Russia continues to push ahead with its most massive intercontinental ballistic missile testing and upgrading program since the collapse of communism. Flush with oil export revenues, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been pouring resources into his Strategic Missile Forces to upgrade the land-mobile SS-27 Topol-M and submarine-launched Bulova ICBMs and make them maneuverable and impervious to America's still untried new anti-missile defense systems.

    "You would think the Cold War never ended," analyst James Hackett wrote in the Washington Times Nov. 14.

    This week, the Russian Space Troops Force announced that it and the Strategic Missile Forces had successfully test-launched another Topol missile (designated by the Russians as RS-12M) from the high security Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk Region.

    "The missile was launched from an autonomous launch station. The purpose of the launch is to confirm the flight, technical and operation characteristics of the mobile ground-based Topol missile complex so that its service life can be extended to 20 years," Aleksey Kuznetsov, the head of the Space Troops' press service, told the Interfax news agency. He said that the launch went smoothly and proceeded as planned.

    The test was just the latest in a massive, ambitious and so far generally successfully series of tests previously reported by UPI.

    Hackett noted that the SS-27 Topol is the strategic centerpiece of the rapidly upgrading Russian strategic nuclear arsenal. "The mobile version, harder to find and target, will be deployed beginning next year," he wrote. "A rapid-acceleration, solid-fuel missile, it will be difficult to intercept in the boost phase and the maneuvering warhead will make it hard to stop thereafter."

    British analyst Duncan Lamont wrote in an executive overview to the new edition of Jane's Strategic Weapons Systems in November that the upgraded Topol-Ms and Bulavas now being tested are "armed with some sort of hypersonic payload which would be capable of maneuvering in its midcourse and terminal phase, and thereby evading the sort of ground-based, midcourse ballistic missile defenses currently being fielded in Alaska and California."

    "A new class of ballistic missiles is emerging, now being called 'quasi- or semi-' ballistic missiles. These are missiles that can maneuver during the boost, mid-course, and the terminal phases of flight," Lennox wrote.

    Submarine-launched missiles, like the Bulova SRBM "have very depressed trajectories, possibly as low as 24 miles altitude for a missile with a range of 180 to 240 miles. The trajectory shape is flat, but with the ability to change direction across track as well as to increase or decrease the range. This will make it more difficult for any defensive system to forecast the impact point," Lennox wrote.

    Russia already has 46 Topols deployed in silos but that is only the tip of its strategic nuclear missile iceberg. Hackett writes that the Kremlin plans to upgrade all of them with three maneuvering warheads each, and to replace all its existing, road-mobile SS-25s with road-mobile Topols.

    Money will not be a problem. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov announced last month a $1.8 billion increase in the Strategic Missile Forces budget to pay for the upgrades.

    Hackett notes correctly that the only currently feasible way, even theoretically, to develop missile defenses against the dramatically upgraded Bulavas and Topols would be to pre-position space-based anti-ballistic missile interceptors in orbit. Russian analysts agree with this conclusion.

    But of course, it would be much more expensive and technically demanding for the United States to add a space-based interceptor program to its current, vastly over-budget and behind schedule ABM programs at a time of unprecedented federal deficits. When the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has failed in two of its last three attempts to get even the basic engine of a ground-based ABM interceptor to ignite for take-off, the sheer engineering challenge of deploying a fleet of space-based interceptors that could intercept dozens of Topol Ms or Bulavas appears insurmountable.

    Therefore, for all the scores of billions of dollars that have already been poured into ABM defense, the physics and engineering advantages on the High Frontier still lie overwhelmingly with the offensive systems. A quarter century after Ronald Reagan unveiled his "Star Wars" vision of an effective anti-ballistic missile space defense, the world remains locked in the straitjacket of Mutually Assured Destruction theory as its only viable deterrent against nuclear war.
     
  5. Rage

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    The third-stage engine of the missile failed causing it to deviate from the required track. From telemetry runs, apparently the missile self-destructed in the 28th second of flight because of technical snags in the operation of the third stage's power plant.

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    It's not like Russia really needs the Bulava.They can maintain perfectly adequate strategic deterrent with the Sineva/SS-N-23-Skiff equipped on to the Borei's (although the Seneva being a liquid-fueled missile, I expect this could not be done without major structural modifications to the sub itself). Russia's elite have chosen to invest a lot of political capital in this project, so this test -failure should provoke some serious soul-searching.

    But at over $3 billion in fiscal investment in the missile, the many advocates it has among the generals and admirals, and the quantum leap it hopes to provide in terms of a strategic nuclear deterrent and the ability to penetrate through America's ABM system - with its maneuverability, speed, stealth qualities, etc- I don't see this project goin' anywhere.

    Interfax reports that the missile executed a spiral orbital trajectory before it exploded over Northern Norway in the pitch of dawn. For now though, here is the "exclusive" image of the spiral lights that the missile caused to be seen over Kvænangen in Troms, 07.49 Wednesday before it exploded in the atmosphare.

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    Courtesy of: Background on Bulava missile tests - BarentsObserver
     
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    In the United States, open-minded people are willing to cancel military projects that fail.

    RAH-66 Comanche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "The RAH-66 program was canceled in 2004 before it was fielded."

    After many years of research and development and $3 billion dollars of investment to produce an impressive firework, let's see how many more years and billions of dollars the Russians are willing to dissipate before they finally give up on a failed project.

    On an unrelated topic, but it's still about enigmatic Russia: If you've enjoyed this post relating Russian Bulava failures to the American Comanche, you may want to find out more about the secret relationship between Russia and real estate agents in "Why is Russia holding on to South Kurils?"

    If you don't care about four rocks in the ocean, you may want to explore the secret relationship between Russia, gas, and ice cubes in "Human Rights Violations in Russia."
     
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    Bulava and other NEW russian ICBM

    Next trial of Russian troubled Bulava missile could be in Jan.

    The next test launch of Russia's troubled Bulava intercontinental missile could take place in January, an unidentified Defense Ministry official said on Friday.
    The latest launch of the missile, which Russia hopes will be a key element of its nuclear forces, from a submarine in the White Sea ended in failure on Wednesday. Only five of 12 Bulava launches have been officially reported as being successful.
    "The exact date of the next trial has not been fixed yet, but trials will continue next year. We could still make a launch in January or in the summer, after the White Sea is already free from ice," the official said.
    The official said a state commission is to analyze the whole process of developing the missile, which includes some 650 defense sector enterprises.
    The further development of the Bulava has been questioned by some lawmakers and defense industry experts, who have suggested that all efforts should be focused on the existing Sineva SLBM.
    But the military has insisted there is no alternative to the Bulava and pledged to continue testing the missile until it is ready to be put in service with the Navy.
    The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM carries up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). The three-stage solid-propellant ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey class nuclear-powered submarines.
    The Bulava, along with Topol-M land-based ballistic missiles, is expected to become the core of Russia's nuclear triad.
    MOSCOW, December 15 (RIA Novosti)

    Next trial of Russian troubled Bulava missile could be in Jan. | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire

    Will it succeed at least this time.?
     
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  11. jakojako777

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    These are 2 articles I've posted on Bulava on Russian Military developments thread

    First article

    The following tests of the Bulava could be held in January 2010

    is here

    ITAR-TASS


    2nd article

    THIS IS Google translation of Russian article

    Above the White Sea unchanged


    The following tests sea-based missile complex Bulava could be held in January 2010, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday a senior spokesman for Russia's military establishment.

    Podvozhnaya strategic nuclear submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" made on December 9 the next launch of a ballistic raukety "Bulava". The first two stages of the rocket worked in normal mode, but at a subsequent, third phase in the trajectory there was a technical problem. According to the control, was fixed unstable operation of the engine of the third stage.

    "The exact date of the next test is not yet defined, but in any case they will continue next year. Previously, we either have time to launch in January 2010, either in the summer, when the White Sea will be free of ice" - the source said.

    He recalled that it was for this reason, the first in this year's launch of the Bulava was held in July.

    Prior to this launch was held on 11 test launches, only five of them were found to be successful. Previous unsuccessful launch took place on 15 July this year. The missile self-destructed after the abnormal operation of the first stage. Director-General is developing a "Bulava" Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering (MIT), Yuri Solomonov then a missile launch has written a letter of resignation from the post of director general, left the general designer.

    As the source, the state commission should re-examine the entire workflow creation of the rocket, which involves about 650 military enterprises.

    IntercontinentalExchange R30 3M30 SLBM "Bulava-30 (for use in international contracts - RSM-56, according to NATO classification - SS-NX-30) - Russia's latest three-stage solid propellant missile designed for deployment on submarines of the new generation project Project 955 (class "Northwind").

    The engines of the first and second stages of the Bulava solid, and the third stage - a liquid fuel that provides the necessary speed maneuvering during breeding warheads. The launch inclined, therefore, can produce nuclear submarine missile launch underwater and in motion.

    The missile can carry from six to ten hypersonic maneuvering independently targetable nuclear warheads capable of changing the flight path height and rate. Has a low-altitude flight profile. The maximum range of 8 thousand kilometers starting weight 36.8 tons, an inertial control system, throw-weight (payload) - 1150 kg, length in the launch canister, 12.1 meters in length without a head of 11.5 meters.

    Carriers SLBMs is to modernize strategic submarine Dmitry Donskoy "Project 941 Y" Shark "(a NATO" Typhoon ") and planned submarine Project 955" Borey ". In varying degrees, ready to plant Sevmash (Severodvinsk) are three submarines of this project - Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh. Dec. 22 at Sevmash planned laying of the fourth in a series of ship "Saint Nicholas".

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    Russia Navy to continue work with Bulava missile - commander

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ZbLnbymis&feature=player_embedded

    There was another test on December 9, 2009, which failed. The failure caused the 2009 Norwegian spiral anomaly, causing puzzlement and excitement there before the source was later identified. The Russian Defence Ministry reported that the first two stages of the rocket worked properly, but a technical failure in the third stage resulted in the launch failure.

    Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky believes it is impossible to refuse from the submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava, despite its recent unsuccessful tests, and impossible to replace it with another missile.

    “We shall continue (to work with Bulava). Just think, how can it be replaced with any other,” the commander told Itar-Tass.

    Answering a question if it is real to develop another missile instead of Bulava or to use instead of it the recently adopted for service in the RF Navy Sineva (RSM-54) strategic missile installed on the 667BDRM project nuclear-powered submarines of the Dolphin class (Delta 5 by NATO classification), Admiral Vysotsky said: “It’s impossible.”

    Russia Navy to continue work with Bulava missile - commander | NOSInt
     
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    Russian defense minister insists on Bulava missile development

    The Russian military will not abandon plans to develop the troubled Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the defense minister has said.
    The latest launch of the missile, which Russia hopes will be a key element of its nuclear forces, from the Dmitry Donskoy nuclear submarine in the White Sea ended in failure on December 9. Only five of 12 Bulava launches have been officially reported as being successful.
    "We will certainly not give up the Bulava. I think that despite all the failures, the missile will fly," Anatoly Serdyukov said in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta published on Thursday.
    The minister cited a number of reasons for the failures of Bulava tests, including attempts to replace specific materials with cheaper substitutes and obsolete manufacturing equipment.
    "Overall, there are a number of problems and, unfortunately, they cannot be solved as quickly as we would want," Serdyukov said.
    The further development of the Bulava has been questioned by some lawmakers and defense industry experts, who have suggested that all efforts should be focused on the existing Sineva SLBM.
    But the military has insisted there is no alternative to the Bulava and said the next test launch of the missile could be carried out as early as in January.
    The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM carries up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). The three-stage solid-propellant ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey class nuclear-powered submarines.
    The Bulava, along with Topol-M land-based ballistic missiles, is expected to become the core of Russia's nuclear triad.

    MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti)


    Russian defense minister insists on Bulava missile development | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
     
  14. jakojako777

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    Nothing new

    Bulava and modernization have become the main "weapons" themes in 2009

    Over the past year much has been said Russia's authorities to modernize Russia's military, the need to strengthen the nuclear shield, on the supply of new weapons and state defense order. In fact, were only two major themes: modernization, which in the beginning of the year had been promised a lot of money, and test an intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava", of which there were two, and both - failed.

    One of the topics mentioned was not independent and actually complicate the implementation of another project, passing by questioning the statements of Russia's leadership capacity defense potential of Russia. This is a project 955/955A "Boreas", created specifically for the Bulava, and the statement of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, issued on December 24, 2009, the need to strengthen and build a nuclear shield.

    Bulava "- no mace
    In 2009 it produced two test-fired an intercontinental sea-based ballistic missile (ICBM) "Bulava" - 15 July and 9 December. These firings were 11 th and 12 th in a row and procured a list of already a total of seven failed missile tests. It should be noted that while only five launches of ICBMs were considered successful, and, according to the classification of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, two of them were partially successful, two - successful and only one "fully successful." Not enough, especially when you consider that in the future, Russia is planning to make a bet just on these missiles in the maritime element of the nuclear triad.

    Eleventh launch of the Bulava was fired from the board the nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy, one of the missile silos that had been altered specifically for testing. Immediately after the start of a problem in the first stage engine, due to which the "Bulava" self-destructed in the 20-th second of flight. According to official figures, the most likely cause of failure was the defect in the steering assembly of the first stage.

    After a false start resigned Director and General Designer of Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering, Academician Yuri Solomonov. In mid-September his place on a competitive basis by former general director of the Moscow Machine-Building Plant "Vympel" Sergei Nikulin. Thus Solomon remained as general designer of the Bulava.

    However, the change in leadership institute developer project's success has not helped, though, perhaps, allowed to move a little further than during the 11 th launch. During the 12-second test at the Bulava began to malfunction engine third stage, because of what the rocket deviated significantly from the course. By the way, this test launch, produced in the Baltic Sea, in the morning on Dec. 9 had the opportunity to observe virtually the entire Norway - deviate from the course and rotating a rocket was seen from afar.

    Official data investigation by the special state commission, not yet published. According to Russian officials, the investigation will be completed no later than March 2010. More precise timing has never been named.

    The last of a series of failed launches of the Bulava questioned another important project, the development of which is the Central Design Bureau "Rubin" from the end of 1980. In any case, Russia's mass media in mid-December, broke a number of articles in which he stated that the Defense Russia to think seriously about freezing the project of building nuclear submarines 955/955A Northwind - submarines, which will be set to ICBM missile silos "Bulava".

    However, the War Department hastened to deny these reports, and even stated that the laying of the fourth submarine of the project "Northwind", scheduled for December 22, will be held on time. However, in just a couple of hours after it was decided to postpone the bookmark fourth submarine in the first quarter of 2010. At the same time ensure that the laying of submarine actually held in the first three months of 2010, nobody.

    Construction of submarines of Project 955/955A engaged shipyard "Sevmash. This factory is now in various stages of readiness are three submarines of "Northwind": "Yuri Dolgoruky," Vladimir Monomakh "and" Alexander Nevsky ". The fourth tab in was to get the name "Saint Nicholas". Yuri Dolgoruky already in factory testing and will soon be transferred to the Naval Fleet of Russia. What is going to do with the new Navy submarine, the weapon for which all does not fly, is unknown.

    ICBM "Bulava"

    Range solid-fuel Bulava, capable of carrying from eight to ten independently targetable nuclear warheads, is eight thousand miles. Capacity of each of the warheads, the Bulava is up to 150 kilotons. Starting weight of missiles - 36,8 tons, and throw-weight - only 1.8 tons. The missile will be equipped with a new system to overcome missile defenses. Missile Development is engaged in the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering, which laid the foundation of a new ICBM existing Topol-M ".

    Meanwhile, the project "Northwind", armed with Bulava, should be the basis for future nuclear deterrent forces of Russia, sea, and almost the most important element of the nuclear triad. Recall triad consists of three elements: in addition to intercontinental sea-based nuclear missiles, it includes ground missiles, including the silo-based and long-range strategic air force with bombers, capable of delivering nuclear warheads over long distances.

    The principle of the nuclear triad is simple - even if an enemy attack destroys two elements of the system, the third should be a retaliatory nuclear strike on the most important cities in enemy territory, enemy to inflict unacceptable levels of damage. In this regard, nuclear submarines, autonomous navigation which is theoretically limited only by crew endurance and provisioning, especially important - they allow secretly deliver nuclear warheads anywhere in the ocean. This submerged submarines virtually impossible to detect until the very moment of launch rockets.

    December 24, 2009 Dmitri Medvedev appeared in the "Results of the President of Russia." In interviews with the heads of three federal TV channels, Russia's president, said that "our nuclear shield can solve all the problems that he must solve." However, the failure of the Bulava possibility of Russia's nuclear shield questioned. Let him not now but in the long term - when the composition of Russia's Navy will be displayed obsolete nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles, in their place to place will be nothing.

    Upgrade and update
    The term "modernization of Russia's army in 2009, he received a dual meaning. On the one hand, the army was reformed in the course of which had been abolished and some parts of the formation. On the other hand, the term implies a total upgrade weapons and equipment used by Russia's military. In particular, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's Russia, the share of modern weapons and equipment of Russia's army in 2020 should be at least 70-80 per cent against the current ten. For this purpose, Russia intends to spend up to 2011, about four trillion rubles.

    Luckless "Bulava", by the way, was supposed to be one of the elements of the modernization of the armed forces of Russia in 2009 - it was expected that ICBMs before the end of the year will rise in the ranks. However, this did not happen.

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    MLRS "Whirlwind". Photo Lenty.Ru "
    In mid-November 2009, Putin announced that funding for the military-industrial complex of Russia for the year totaled about 970 billion rubles. According to the prime minister, to finance the military industrial complex were involved in such instruments as interest rate subsidies, as well as direct contributions to the authorized capital of companies. These measures have been spent 70 billion rubles.

    Putin did not elaborate on what those funds went. It can be assumed that due to the said sum of missile and artillery forces of Russia in 2009 started getting modernized self-propelled howitzers MSTA-S, "Acacia" and "Pinks" and multiple rocket launchers "Twister," "Hurricane" and "Grad". In addition to the armed forces have started new funds exploration, including the "Credo-1S", "Little Stork," "Zoo-1M, gas stations-7M and Tipchak.

    The list proceeds to purchase equipment not completed. Thus, the Air Force fully modernized fleet of Su-27 fighters to the version of Su-27SM (they can strike at ground targets with precision-guided weapons), as well as the Sukhoi Su-24 and Su-24M2 versions. Began to modernize and other aircraft. In addition, the Air Force received two new Sukhoi Su-34. Total Ministry of Defense of Russia ordered 32 such aircraft, which should completely replace the outdated Su-24.

    By the end of 2009 completed the modernization and passed all factory tests of the fifth rocket carrier project 667BDRM Dolphin K-18 "Karelia". This submarine in mid-December, went to the place of registry, and its place on the stocks of the Sevmash "took the sixth and last boat project" Dolphin "- K-407 Novomoskovsk.

    In total, the purchase of military equipment and armament Russia intends to spend in 2009-2011 was over one trillion rubles. With that money, in particular, will buy a hundred new helicopters, including 30 units of army aviation command vehicle Ka-52 Alligator. In 2010, according to Medvedev, in the Armed Forces are expected to reach 300 units of armored vehicles, five Iskander, 30 helicopters, 28 combat aircraft and three nuclear submarines, a warship class corvette, and 11 spacecraft.

    Ka-52
    Ka-52 Alligator. Photo Lenty.Ru "
    Most of these techniques, which have already embarked on the arms of Russia or even should do in the Armed Forces, is not new and in fact is only a modernization of old samples. Completely new technology - in the future. In particular, in August 2009 the contract was awarded to "Tupolev" in the development and creation of long-term long-range aviation aircraft complex (PAK DA, promising long-range bomber). In December, testing has begun a promising frontline aviation aircraft complex (PAK FA, a promising fighter, also known as T-50, or "product 701"). Also, was launched a new attack submarine of the latest generation Severodvinsk (project 885 "Ash").

    It's all just and is the same one, according to Putin, "Current and future technology, not just a reliable as the howitzer in 1938." It is hoped that it really would be such. The essence of the modernization of Russia's army in 2009 was reduced to upgrade and repair of military equipment, and several test launches of missiles (the latter in December, flew "Voevoda", NATO classification - Satan), whose aim is the extension of their service


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    Russia to complete testing of RS 24 new generation ICBM

    State testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 "yars" is scheduled for completion in 2010. It is reported by Interfax, citing a source in the military-industrial complex. Previously there were three tests of the RS-24, all launches were successful. In the future, "yars" to replace the old RS-18 (NATO classification - SS-19 mod.1 Stiletto) and RS-20 Voyevoda (NATO classification - SS-18 Satan).

    In order for the RS-24 has come to adopt the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), a rocket must carry out two successful test launch. Earlier, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Andrew Shvaychenko said that the timing of re-missile forces in the new RS-24 will depend largely on the timing of exploitation on alert missiles.

    In 2010, the Strategic Missile Forces will conduct 13 missile launches: one - in the course of training of the Armed Forces, two - on life extension program of missiles, six - in the tests, and four - on the program for the elimination of old missiles, with a favorable breeding in space flight loads. Today, armed with the Strategic Missile Forces are two modifications of the RS-20, confirmed the operating life of about 21 and 25 years. These dates will be extended to 23 and 30 years respectively.

    In the future it is planned that the new RS-24, together with the already adopting monobloc missiles RS-12M2 Topol-M silo and mobile-based strike group will form the basis RVSN.

    The development of "Yarsa" deals with the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering. Rocket will be able to carry nuclear warheads 3.4 power 150-300 kilotons each. Specifications missiles classified. It is assumed that it could hit targets at a distance of up to 11 thousand kilometers.

    Lenta.ru: Îðóæèå: Çàìåíà "Ñàòàíå" ïðîéäåò ãîñèñïûòàíèÿ â 2010 ãîäó
     
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    the Poplar M TEL

    Personally i have found the MAZ TEL better looking and more Badass than the Ashok leyland Hippo trailer we use for the Agni:D
    Damn that truck looks butch we should get some for the road mobile canister version of the A3.
     
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    For the benefit of all those intersted in the status of Russian nuclear forces in the year 2010 i am attaching a report from the bulletin of atomic scientists dated January 2010.Hope this answers all queries related to Russian nuclear forces deployment in 2010 and the near future.


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    Lenta.ru: News: Lenta.ru: Îðóæèå: Çàìåíà "Ñàòàíå" ïðîéäåò ãîñèñïûòàíèÿ â 2010 ãîäó
    15/01/2010, Friday, 18:28:54
    Updated 14/01/2010 at 11:48:55

    Changing the "Satan" will state tests in 2010


    State testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 "yars" is scheduled for completion in 2010. It is reported by Interfax, citing a source in the military-industrial complex. Previously there were three tests of the RS-24, all launches were successful. In the future, "yars" to replace the old RS-18 (NATO classification - SS-19 mod.1 Stiletto) and RS-20 Voyevoda (NATO classification - SS-18 Satan).
    In order for the RS-24 has come to adopt the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), a rocket must carry out two successful test launch. Earlier, the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Lieutenant General Andrew Shvaychenko said that the timing of re-missile forces in the new RS-24 will depend largely on the timing of exploitation on alert missiles.

    In 2010, the Strategic Missile Forces will conduct 13 missile launches: one - in the course of training of the Armed Forces, two - on life extension program of missiles, six - in the tests, and four - on the program for the elimination of old missiles, with a favorable breeding in space flight loads. Today, armed with the Strategic Missile Forces are two modifications of the RS-20, confirmed the operating life of about 21 and 25 years. These dates will be extended to 23 and 30 years respectively.

    In the future it is planned that the new RS-24, together with the already adopting monobloc missiles RS-12M2 Topol-M silo and mobile-based strike group will form the basis RVSN.

    The development of "Yarsa" deals with the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering. Rocket will be able to carry nuclear warheads 3.4 power 150-300 kilotons each. Specifications missiles classified. It is assumed that it could hit targets at a distance of up to 11 thousand kilometers.
     
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    Russia carries out successful test of Sineva ICBM

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    04/03/2010

    Russia successfully test-launched a Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile from a submarine in the Barents Sea on Thursday, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    He said the missile was launched at 7:50 a.m. Moscow time (04:50 GMT) from the Tula (Delta IV-class) submarine.
    The RSM-54 Sineva (NATO designation SS-N-23 Skiff) is a liquid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) designed for Delta IV-class submarines that can carry up to 16 missiles each.

    The Sineva, which is already in service, is seen as a rival to the troubled Bulava, which has been specifically designed for the new Borey-class submarines but whose future development has been called into question by some lawmakers and defense industry officials over a string of failed tests.
    However, the Russian military has insisted that there is no alternative to the Bulava and pledged to continue testing the missile until it is ready to be put into service with the Navy.

    The Bulava has officially suffered seven failures in 12 tests. Some analysts suggest that in reality the number of failures was considerably larger, with Russian military expert Pavel Felgenhauer contending that of the Bulava's 12 test launches, only one was entirely successful
     
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    why dont we have something so cool.
     

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