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Russia to Field New Set of Topol-M

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posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 05:12 AM
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A regiment of the Strategic Missile Forces deployed in Teikovo, Ivanovo Region (Central Federal District) will be rearmed with the Topol-M mobile missile systems.

Forces commander Nikolai Solovtsov said at the enlarged session of the force's military council that the rearmament timeframe and procedure had been coordinated.

The fourth launch of a Topol-M missile was carried out successfully in December 2004, completing the program of state trials of the system created by the group of chief designer Yuri Solomonov in the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology.

The missile is a mobile analogue of the silo-launched missile of the same name, which was put on combat duty in December 1997 in Tatishchevo outside Saratov. As of now, one more regiment of the Tatishchevo missile group is being rearmed with the silo-launched Topol-M systems.

The mobile Topol-M system has cross-country chassis and can avoid space reconnaissance satellites and AWACS planes. Its warhead, which flies at supersonic speeds, can maneuver very smartly, evading modern or even prospective air defense systems.

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Hmmm..this is great news. This very intercontinental-range solid-propelled Topol-M is capable of avoiding space reconnaissance satellites and AWACS aircraft. Now that's a first


Will a stealthy ICMB like this negate the US's missile defence efforts ??

[edit on 1-6-2005 by Stealth Spy]




posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 09:55 AM
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It is kind of funny that as soon as the US unveils its defense shield Russia comes out and says it has something that can defeat it. Who really knows if this is true or not?



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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Hmmm, didn't this same new Russian warhead fail a test a few months ago ?
As for the transporters being undetectable, I don't see how they would be able to do this. The US would be able to track the movement of most of these vehicles using multispectral real time imaging.

Anyway it seems like a typical boastful Russian claim such as those the Soviets announced during the Cold War.



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by rogue1
As for the transporters being undetectable, I don't see how they would be able to do this. The US would be able to track the movement of most of these vehicles using multispectral real time imaging.

Anyway it seems like a typical boastful Russian claim such as those the Soviets announced during the Cold War.


Well, sort of. During the Soviet era, the deployment of Russian ICBMs in railroad cars was a source of major concern for the US, as it would be extremely hard to track the location of a particular missile in millions of those cars traveling around the vast country. I'm not sure at all if the multispecral imaging would help penetrate a boxcar.

Even outside of the railroad system, I don't believe it's that easy to continuously monitor position of trucks, especially if 50% of them are decoys in the first place. In a dense forest, the platform can be fairly well hidden as well.



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:23 PM
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Russia has successfully tested a hypersonic anti-Star Wars weapo capable of penetrating any prospective missile shield.

The prototype weapon proved it could maneuver so quickly as to make "any missile defense useless," Col.-Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, told a news conference.

He said that the prototype of a new hypersonic vehicle had proved its ability to maneuver while in orbit, thereby making it able to dodge an enemy's missile shield.

"The flying vehicle changed both the altitude and direction of its flight," Baluyevsky said. "During the experiment conducted yesterday, we proved that it's possible to develop weapons that would make any missile defense useless."

Baluyevsky's comment followed a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Wednesday after attending rocket launches from the Plesetsk launch pad in northern Russia that experiments conducted during the military maneuvers had proven the country could build new strategic weapons that would be unrivaled in the world.

Putin said that the development of new weapons was not directed against the United States, and Baluyevsky reaffirmed the statement, saying that the experiment shouldn't be seen as Russia's response to U.S. missile defense plans.


"The experiment conducted by us must not be interpreted as a warning to the Americans not to build their missile defense because we designed this thing," Baluyevsky told The Associated Press.


Baluyevsky refused to comment on what kind of engine the vehicle had, how long its flight lasted or how exactly it maneuvered. He said that it had been designed by several Russian companies, but refused to name them.

As part of this week's massive military maneuvers described as the largest in more than two decades, the Russian military launched a Molniya-M booster rocket with a Kosmos military satellite from the northern Plesetsk launch pad, and launched two ballistic missiles -- a Topol from Plesetsk and an RS-18 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 01:26 AM
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lol like I said before, it's all bluster, the warhead has already failed a test. Just because the Russians say it is so does not make it true. This really has to be taken wiht a grain of salt.

I like how its says anti Star Wars missile. If the US get half the systems they're talking about into space, then this missile would be a sitting target, moving or not.



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 06:22 AM
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It previously failed a test but just passed one now. The end result is all that matters.

BTW : US interceptors have failed tests the maximum number of times



posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 08:42 AM
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Overtly redundant topic, StealthSpy.
Russian Topol-M

Other variations on this topic would have yielded more like topics, as well.
*shakes head*





seekerof

[edit on 2-6-2005 by Seekerof]



posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by rogue1

I like how its says anti Star Wars missile. If the US get half the systems they're talking about into space, then this missile would be a sitting target, moving or not.


letrs stick to the facts shall we??..w.r.t. star wars I mean...
IF US gets half of its Star wars stuff up in the next 20 years, then we'll talk..



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