Russia launched three intercontinental missiles

Russia launched three intercontinental missiles
Russia launched three intercontinental missiles
Russia launched three intercontinental missiles
Russia launched three intercontinental missiles

Three combat training launches of intercontinental missiles were made in the first half of Thursday. The first RSM-50 warhead flew from the Sea of Okhotsk from the St. George the Victorious submarine, the second, the RS-12M Topol, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The third - "Sineva" - from the submarine cruiser "Bryansk" in the Barents Sea. Bulava is also to be launched on Friday.

Successful launches of ballistic missiles were made on Thursday by Russian troops.

Project 667BDR Kalmar K-433 St. George the Victorious nuclear strategic submarine of the Pacific Fleet has carried out a combat training launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile R-29R (RSM-50) from the Sea of Okhotsk at the Chizha training ground (Cape Kanin Nos in the Arkhangelsk region) ", A source in the General Staff of the Navy told Interfax. He added that "the launch of the RSM-50 missile was carried out as part of the training of strategic nuclear forces from the Sea of Okhotsk at the Chizha training ground from the submarine K-433 St. George the Victorious from a submerged position."

The second combat training launch of a mobile-based RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile was carried out from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, Colonel Vadim Koval, press secretary of the Russian Defense Ministry's press service and information department, told Interfax.

“The launched missile was manufactured in 1987 and until August 2007 was on alert at the Teykovsky missile formation (Ivanovo region), and then stored at one of the arsenals of the Strategic Missile Forces,” said a representative of the defense ministry.

"The purpose of this launch, which was carried out by a joint combat crew of the Strategic Missile Forces and the Space Forces, was to confirm the stability of the main flight performance of the rocket during the extended service life," Koval explained.

As a result, the Topol successfully hit the conditional target at the Kamchatka range: “Express analysis of the data obtained from the measuring instruments of the Kura test site confirmed that the training missile warhead hit the conditional target on the Kamchatka Peninsula with a given accuracy,” an employee of the press department reported. services and information of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the Space Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin.

According to him, the launch was carried out by a joint combat crew of the Space Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces and proceeded as usual.

Colonel Vadim Koval summed up that during the combat training launch, all tasks to extend the service life of missiles of this type were successfully completed: "With this launch, the service life of the RS-12M Topol ICBM grouping has been extended to 23 years," he said, stressing that "the extension of the service life of the Topol missile system group with minimal financial costs allows the systematic replacement of decommissioned missiles with new generation missiles without peak loads on the military budget."

# {weapon} Note that on Thursday and Friday - as part of the training of the strategic nuclear forces of Russia - the launches of the Sineva and Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles were also planned, respectively.

“It is planned to launch Sineva intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Pacific and Arctic Oceans from strategic nuclear submarine cruisers. In parallel with this, the launch of a ground-based strategic missile system is planned, "Interfax quoted a source in the missile industry on Wednesday. He noted that, in accordance with the current agreement, the United States was timely notified of the planned launches. And the alleged crash sites of simulated warheads are closed for shipping.

This training launch has several goals: the training will involve various components of offensive and defensive strategic weapons. It was also planned to test the readiness of the space and ground echelons of missile attack warning and missile defense systems.

"Sineva" as of 2:50 pm was successfully launched from the Barents Sea from the strategic missile submarine cruiser "Bryansk" from a submerged position, ITAR-TASS reports. At the appointed time, the missile warheads arrived in a given area at the Kura training ground in Kamchatka.

As for the Bulava, on October 7, after the successful 13th missile launch, it became known that the Bulava sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missile could be put into service in mid-2011. The final decision will depend on the results of two more test launches.

“We will start equipping Project 955 Borey nuclear submarines with missiles. The lead submarine of this project, Alexander Nevsky, is already ready to receive a new missile system, "the Russian Navy representative assured.

The R30 3M30 Bulava-30 sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missile can carry up to 10 individually guided nuclear units with a capacity of up to 150 kilotons each. The radius of action of the ICBM is 8 thousand kilometers.

The missile should be adopted by the Project 955 (Borey) strategic submarine missile cruisers, which are now being built at Sevmash: Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky, Vladimir Monomakh.

Popular by topic