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AHeneen
03-19-2009, 04:49 PM
...just two weeks before meeting Obama.

No article, just this video. Not just that, but I couldn't get a direct link to the video....

Sky News (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/video/Tonga-volcano-south-west-of-main-island-of-Tongatapu/Video/200903315244712?lpos=video_Article_Related_Content _Region_1&lid=VIDEO_15244712_Tonga_volcano_south_west_of_mai n_island_of_Tongatapu)

Go to link and, of the videos at the bottom, click "Russia to Boost Nuclear weapons Capability". It's worth the hassle of finding it.

PoliCon
03-19-2009, 05:05 PM
this when Obama is looking to unilaterally disarm. AND when he is planning to cancel the missile shield. What a great president we have! :puke:

megimoo
03-19-2009, 05:57 PM
...just two weeks before meeting Obama.

No article, just this video. Not just that, but I couldn't get a direct link to the video....

Sky News (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/video/Tonga-volcano-south-west-of-main-island-of-Tongatapu/Video/200903315244712?lpos=video_Article_Related_Content _Region_1&lid=VIDEO_15244712_Tonga_volcano_south_west_of_mai n_island_of_Tongatapu)

Go to link and, of the videos at the bottom, click "Russia to Boost Nuclear weapons Capability". It's worth the hassle of finding it.Those missiles on the truck/erectors were SS-20's ,an old solid fuel mobile land based missile with less that inter-continental range !

PoliCon
03-19-2009, 06:05 PM
http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20090317_2272.php


Russia Plans Nuclear-Weapon Improvements
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed today his intention to boost the nation's armed forces and nuclear deterrent, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, Feb. 26).

"From 2011, a large-scale rearmament of the army and navy will begin," he told military leaders in Moscow. "The primary task is to increase the combat readiness of our forces, first of all our strategic nuclear forces" (Agence France-Presse/Spacewar.com, March 17).

Meanwhile, the latest test failure of a new Russian submarine-launched ballistic missile has been blamed on a faulty part that prevented the proper separation of the missile's rocket stages, RIA Novosti reported yesterday (see GSN, Dec. 23, 2008).

The Bulava missile launch in December was the fifth failure in 10 test launches, and no fewer than five more tests are planned for this year, according to RIA Novosti (see GSN, Feb. 13).

"The cause of the latest failure during the launch of the Bulava missile was purely technical," said a Defense Ministry source. "One of the subcontractors supplied faulty ejection cartridges which were used in the separation of the missile's stages" (RIA Novosti, March 16).
"The primary task is to increase the combat readiness of our forces, first of all our strategic nuclear forces"

The missile shield is a defensive application - so the russians are going to go offensive? WHY? THINK PEOPLE!!

megimoo
03-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Russian Topol-M launching a Satelite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIzXI-mlJjs
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RT-2UTTH Topol-M ICBM SS-27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSjB0QcvNL0
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Subject: New Russian Topol M ICBM

"Topol-M is a shortened (To fit Into The subs Launch tubes) SS-27 with a single warhead and multiple decoys !"

"One of the problems the Russians always had with SLBM'S was their inability to launch when the sub was submerged.They always had to launch from 'dry' decks due to a lack of technology and liquid fueled missiles."

"they say in the piece that they launched from the white sea underwater but from a fixed launchinbg site and not a sub !"

The Topol-M is a 3-stage solid-fuel missile with a length of 17.9m (not including the 3.3m forward section which contains the payload), a diameter of 1.86m, and launch weight of 47.2 metric tons. Like the majority of Soviet missiles, it was designed to be deployed and maintained in a launch canister. Both the silo-based and mobile variants have been designed for cold launch. It has a maximum range in excess of 10,000km.


The Topol-M is reputed to have the highest accuracy of any Russian ICBM. One source indicates that its "maximum deviation" ("predelnoye otkloneniye"), defined as the radius in which over 99% of all warheads will impact and estimated to be 2.3 times larger than the missile's Circular Error Probable, is less than 500 meters,although other sources give a "maximum deviation" value of 800m.

The missile's accuracy is ensured by an autonomous inertial guidance system, and there are reports that it may be aided by a satellite navigation system.

The missile is capable of rapid (2 minutes) launch preparation. One of the service life-extending characteristics of this missile is that its guidance gyroscopes do not need to be switched on until immediately after the launch.

The Topol-M carries a single warhead developed by the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) in Sarov (formerly Arzamas-16).

Its yield is unknown, although it is believed that it is close to 1 MT.

Although a single-warhead missile, the Topol-M has comparatively large throw-weight of 1.2 metric tons, which has led to speculation that the missile could be MIRVed in the future with three or even six warheads. Such a possibility was mentioned by the SRF commander, General Vladimir Yakovlev, and the missile's chief designer, Lev Solomonov, has confirmed that the Topol-M has the design potential for uploading, although such step would require some modifications. It is not yet clear whether Russia will pursue that option.

Since the missile was designed from the start in a single-warhead configuration, MIRVing the Topol-M would involve some re-design work and could not be accomplished as quickly as uploading older US or Russian missiles, which were designed as multi-warhead weapons from the outset. However, Russia might seek the right to MIRV its Topol-Ms under START III, arguing that placing three warheads per missile would not undermine the strategic balance, particularly when concerning mobile missiles filling the same niche as SLBMs.
http://www.strategypage.com/militaryforums/23-504.aspx