Western experts have assessed the possibility of rocket complex RS-26 “Rubezh”
March 6, 2016, 11:50
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Foreign military experts estimated the rocket complex with an Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-26 “Rubezh”, noting its unique features.
The opportunities for further development of the project “YARS” even dedicate separate editions of the analytical programs. So, at the beginning of March on the TV channel people’s Republic of China made a military specialist, who spoke about the uniqueness of new missiles and confusion of armies of other countries in front of Russian ICBMs, according to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
“New Russian missile RS-26 flies in a continuously variable path. This weapon in any army in the world. About. Before the RS-26, it is powerless,” said the expert on the issue of American missile defense system.
“Remember the last hint of the Russians, they say, not to anger us. And now from words they proceeded to deeds. It’s not even the famous “Topol-M”. Warhead RS-26 flying at hypersonic and constantly maneuvering. Some of them are guaranteed to overcome the defense system and reach their goals,” he added, noting that the US not only confused, but “China is not funny.”
“Russia is now under reliable protection, can not be said about other countries of the world,” sums up Chinese military analyst.
Thanks to the use of high strength polymeric materials, the brainchild of the Votkinsk plant is noticeably lighter than its predecessor. So, lots of “YARS” is 120 tons compared to 80 tons of “Frontier”, but the total capacity of the four elements of the warhead is 1.2 megatons.
The missile range can be up to 11 thousand kilometers, the warhead can hit objects on the territory of the United States of America. Back in December of last year, the U.S. Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security rose Guatemalan urged the countrymen to impose economic sanctions against Russia, insisting that the Russian side violated the agreement on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF), in reality, under the restrictions of the MDBs do not fall.
For the RS-26 is characterized by rapid and short start – boost phase the missile is less than 5 minutes. Ground facilities of NATO in Europe do not even have time to fix the start of warheads. Missiles themselves are able to constantly change the direction and height that makes life easier for foreign missile defense systems.
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In November it became known that the demonstration of U.S. inspectors, Russia’s newest ballistic missile RS-26 “Rubezh” postponed to 2016.
In April it was reported that a prototype of the Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) of a new type of RS-26 will be shown to the American side in the framework of the Contract on strategic offensive arms (start-3) to the end of the year.
On 15 April it was reported that serial production of Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-26, control the start of which was held in mid-March, will begin in late 2015 or early 2016. It is planned that the RS-26 will be put on combat duty in 2015. The first of the new missile, according to a source in the General staff, will receive the Irkutsk guard missile connection.
Missile RS-26, also known as the “line” created on the basis of RS-24 “YARS”. It is expected that it will be easier “YARS”, but at the same time have improved combat equipment and MIRV warheads. These missiles will only run with active complexes – they are mine version basing.