What will the Russians respond to the announced U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe. The U.S. refusal to deal with Russia for causing a new arms race.
How will Russia respond to America when she deliver their interceptor missiles in Poland and Romania, and with the new radars will monitor the Russian sky almost to the Urals, the question is posed by many after the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Warsaw. Moscow made clear that despite the story of "resetting relations" in Washington, my plans on missile defense.
No Russian general, and even more serious politician, he does not believe in the American story as the PRO made to guard against Iranian missiles. Experts know that Iranian experts will not long be able to make the intercontinental missile, and the stories about "the danger which threatens from Tehran" throwing dust in his eyes.
President Dmitry Medvedev in the last three weeks, twice warned the West to consider: should anyone return to the Cold War. It is clear that the old Cold War can not be, because they are intertwined economic interests of Russia with Germany, France, Italy and other European countries. Something else happens, no less dangerous - a new arms race ...
The Russian response is not a secret. In addition to rapidly make a new defensive missile systems such as S-500, Kremlin decided to make a new intercontinental missiles, superior to those now on duty warheads.
Russia's Defense Ministry has ordered the institute and a factory that will create the most powerful rocket to replace the current "Duke", which in the Soviet era in the West because of the destructive power called "Satan." These are missiles that can carry ten nuclear heads. Today, the warheads on constant duty is 58 "Duke". They are the main Russian atomic guards.
"Duke" were made at the time of the USSR - at the factory in Ukraine - and can be launched even if their opponent's missile fell nearby. These monsters are found in groundwater wells. There is still no defense that would retain launched "Satan". It is estimated that the 2020th All "Satan" in retirement.
- The new rockets that will replace them should start to serial products by 2018. These are the fifth-generation missiles. Russia's Defense Ministry has entrusted the job to the State Missile Center "Mackay" in place of Mijas, in the field Čeljabinskoj - Viktor explains Jesin former Chief of Staff of Russian missile units.
Designers were tasked to a new "smart missiles" should easily pass the opponent's defense.
The former "rocket-wells", in which are kept "Duke" will be reconstructed. Otherwise, most of the "missile wells," neither the Russians nor the Americans can not hide.
Constructors Bureau "Mackay" is usually made rocket to launch from the sea, has extensive experience in the manufacture of rockets with liquid fuel. It has a factory for mass production in Krasnoyarsk. It is the "Mackay" made so far most accurate intercontinental missile, the Russian submarine - "Sineva".
Competitor for the work was scientific and production complex of the Reut, which makes heavy rockets to launch from Earth. "Makejevu" was supported by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
ENOUGH 200 ROCKET
Military experts in Moscow were adamant that the country which has 200 missiles quite sure. If only a quarter of those missiles to reach the goal, the country will turn into hell. So there is no reason to chase America in the number of missiles. Wiser to make missiles for which there is no defense. Washington report that they have the warhead intercontinental missiles on duty 882, and the Russians "only" 521, in Moscow, no one worried.
In June, will begin testing sea ballistic missile "Bulava". For the first time "Bulava" will be launched from the submarine "Yuri Dolgoruky". Previous 14 launch from the submarine was "Dimitrije Donska". Testing missiles last long as half of the launch was unsuccessful.
Unlike the new "Satan" which will be operated with liquid fuel, "Bulava" is adapted submarines. They will be able to launch and during the voyage.
Each atomic warhead at the stage of decline requires objective and can change the amount and direction of flight to avoid the opponent's defense. Because there are already a rocket called "dribbler". "Bulava" is the range of 8,000 kilometers, weighs 36 tons. With nuclear missiles head 12.1 feet long.
Russian generals say the interceptors that they intend to put Americans in Poland and Rumania are not a danger to the existing Russian missiles. In the event of war, Russia and the U.S. Russian missiles would be flying over the Arctic, the shortest route to America. Range missiles, "Standard-SM3" that will be placed in Poland, about 600 kilometers, and they can only destroy missiles launched in the Kaliningrad area, and they are not there.
The Russians have already begun mass production missiles "jars", the replacement for the much-vaunted "poplar". "Jars" is easily spread.
If Americans double the range of interceptor missiles, they will be able to destroy Russian missiles only in the Tver and Kaluga area.
- We are not concerned, "NATO", which two months is not able to break a relatively weak opponent, such as Libya - said Russian soldiers.
Military analysts say Russia is not in danger from Poland and Romania, but the missiles from U.S. submarines and ships.
The Kremlin says it will not make mistakes the Soviet Union, which has warehouses filled rockets, and shops were all empty. Russian political tandem repeats that Moscow's response to the U.S. to be asymmetric PRO - efficient but not too expensive.