Update of the Strategic Missile Forces in 2014

Update of the Strategic Missile Forces in 2014
Update of the Strategic Missile Forces in 2014
Update of the Strategic Missile Forces in 2014
Update of the Strategic Missile Forces in 2014

One of the main areas of work within the framework of the State Arms Program, calculated until 2020, is the renewal of weapons and equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces). A few days ago, on July 17, a meeting of the Strategic Missile Forces Military Council took place, dedicated to the development of this type of troops, namely, the implementation of plans for the current 2014 year. During the event, chaired by the commander-in-chief of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev, the military leaders discussed the implementation of the 2014 State Defense Order and the prospects for the development of troops.

The meeting of the Military Council was attended by the heads of directorates, services and divisions of the command of the strategic missile forces, representatives of several departments of the Ministry of Defense, as well as heads of some defense enterprises involved in the production of weapons for the Strategic Missile Forces. Representatives of the military department and the defense industry discussed current work and plans for the future.

Work on the implementation of the State Defense Order-2014 is conditionally divided into two directions. The first implies the purchase of serial equipment and weapons, the second - the implementation of research and development work. A similar approach is used in drawing up plans for the year, as well as in the distribution of costs for the development of missile forces.

The state defense order for this year was drawn up in such a way that the Strategic Missile Forces received the required number of missile systems, control and support systems. At the same time, the plans took into account the need to maintain the required combat strength of the troops and ensure the required efficiency. To maintain the combat capability of the Strategic Missile Forces at the proper level, the existing missile systems must be at a high level of readiness. At least 96% of strategic missile systems must be ready for use at any given time.

The main item of expenditure on the purchase of weapons and equipment is the latest Yars missile systems. Strategic missile forces continue to receive these systems in stationary (silo) and mobile versions. In the future, the Yars system should become the main strike weapon of the Strategic Missile Forces, gradually replacing the aging missile systems of the corresponding class. In addition, much attention is paid to the purchase of training complexes, as well as polygon measuring systems.

The State Defense Order of the Strategic Missile Forces for this year provided for the development costs of several different projects. By order of the Strategic Missile Forces, the domestic defense industry creates new missile systems with different characteristics and in different basing options, new types of missile combat equipment, missile defense penetration systems, control systems, etc. In addition, the defense industry is upgrading existing systems.

The Strategic Missile Forces continue to receive various combat and auxiliary equipment, and the volume of such supplies this year has grown significantly. In early June, Colonel Igor Yegorov, an official representative of the missile forces, spoke about the deliveries planned for 2014. By the end of this year, the troops will receive more than 200 armored personnel carriers of several models, including a dozen and a half BTR-82A and BTR-82AM. In addition, the unit should receive about a hundred KAMAZ trucks, including over 60 KAMAZ-53501 trucks. It is also planned to repair and modernize some of the existing equipment. According to I. Yegorov, the achieved rates of deliveries of new automotive equipment allow for a complete renewal of its fleet every 20 years.

By now, the development of several types of new equipment for the Strategic Missile Forces has been completed. Auxiliary machines of several types have already reached the stage of testing or serial construction. So, in August last year, the Strategic Missile Forces received the first and so far the only copy of the Typhoon-M anti-sabotage combat vehicle (BPDM). The vehicle based on the BTR-82 armored personnel carrier is designed to monitor the situation and protect mobile missile systems from attack. BPDM "Typhoon-M" carries a set of surveillance equipment that allows you to detect equipment or manpower of the enemy at a distance of up to several kilometers. Among other systems, the machine is equipped with light unmanned aerial vehicles. If necessary, the crew of the Typhoon-M BPDM can independently destroy the enemy using the existing PKTM machine gun or call for reinforcements.

In 2014, supplies of serial engineering support and camouflage vehicles (MIOM) 15M69 continue. The machine based on the MZKT-7930 wheeled chassis is capable of performing a number of works to ensure combat alert of mobile missile systems. MIOM 15M69, using a set of sensors, can check the possibility of a mobile launcher traveling along an unprepared route. For this, the equipment of the machine can check the bearing capacity of the soil or bridge, as well as determine the dimensions of the passage and compare them with the dimensions of the launcher. In addition, using a grader device, MIOM 15M69 can destroy traces of the missile complex and, in order to disguise, "roll" false tracks. One engineering support and camouflage vehicle is capable of placing up to six simulators of launchers in false positions.

In 2014, it was planned to start the serial production of remote demining machines (MDM) "Foliage". This technique based on the chassis "Product 69501" of the KAMAZ plant is equipped with a set of electronic equipment for the search and disposal of explosive devices on the routes of movement of mobile missile systems. It was argued that the equipment of the "Foliage" machine is capable of searching for mines at a distance of up to 100 m within a sector 30 ° wide. Depending on the type of explosive device detected, the vehicle crew can manually de-mine it or use a microwave emitter that renders the electrical components of the mine unusable.

At present, the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering is developing a new rocket complex under the code designation "Rubezh". Very little is known about the new rocket and most of the information is classified. Nevertheless, last year the commander-in-chief of the Strategic Missile Forces S. Karakaev said that the missile of the new complex would be lighter than the product of the Yars system. According to various sources, the range of the Rubezh missile will exceed 10-11 thousand kilometers and it will be able to carry several warheads. A few weeks ago, domestic media reported that the "Rubezh" complex will begin to enter the troops next year.

Over the next few years, the Strategic Missile Forces should receive another new intercontinental ballistic missile, which is currently being developed by the Miass State Missile Center. V. P. Makeeva. The missile of the "Sarmat" project should replace the outdated products of the R-36M family, which are still on duty. According to available data, announced by officials, the launch weight of the new missile will exceed 100 tons, and the range can reach 10-11 thousand km. In May this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the Sarmat missile would carry several maneuvering warheads. Other details of the missile's payload remain unknown. Earlier it was reported that construction of a new rocket model will begin in 2014. The estimated delivery time for the first serial missiles of the new model is 2017-18.

In anticipation of the new Rubezh and Sarmat missiles, the Strategic Missile Forces continue to master the Yars complexes, and also train to use other types of weapons. In early June, Colonel I. Yegorov revealed some details of the upcoming training events. In total, by the end of the year, it was planned to conduct 120 different exercises, checks and gatherings. Within the current summer training period (from the beginning of June to the end of autumn), the missile forces are to undergo 40 headquarters and 20 command post exercises, 10 command post exercises and fifty tactical and special tactical exercises. In addition, 12 strategic missile launches will take place by the end of 2014. This number includes launches designed to train personnel and test equipment, as well as test launches as part of new projects.

In accordance with the State Armaments Program, by 2020 the share of new weapons and equipment in the troops should reach 70%. The strategic missile forces are being updated in full compliance, and on some points even ahead of the established plan. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said earlier that if the current pace is maintained, the Strategic Missile Forces can be completely transferred to new equipment and weapons by 2020. A little more than five years are left before the end of the current State program, and therefore the industry and missile forces have sufficient time to implement all plans. Nevertheless, now we should continue to work, but not indulge in the notorious dizziness of success.

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