Rusi objavili detajle o nadograndjama S300 i S400 SAM projektila, kao i o novom Topol sistemu balistickih projektila.
Izvor : Business Week (izvodi)
New Russian Topol Missile Makes U.S. Defenses Obsolete
Col.-Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, senior deputy chief of the Russian General Staff, gave an interview published today.
Following up on Putin’s remarks a week ago, Baluyevsky spoke of the both missile’s increased maneuverability, designed to penetrate American missile defenses. It’s important to quotes these, so as to emphasize that Russia will effortlessly make U.S. defenses, to use Putin’s phrase, “useless.”
Part one (ballistic – nuclear rocket missile carrier)
SS-27M «Topol-M» ICBM
Russia has tested a ballistic missile that would render the United States Star Wars scheme useless, a U.S. expert has said. The SS-27 Topol-M mobile ballistic missile is too fast to hit right after takeoff unless the interceptor is lucky enough to be really close to the launch pad, former arms inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter reportedly told Business Week. According to Ritter, the SS-27 is hardened against lasers, so the U.S. defense system’s airborne laser - a program that is already behind schedule - wouldn’t work. To quote President Putin’s words – it’ll be USELESS. And because the missile is maneuverable and capable of releasing three warheads and four decoys, it would be much harder (if not impossible) to defeat as it falls in the terminal stage of flight.
Part two (cruise missile system upgrade)
NEW GENERATION OF SAM MISSILES
Improved S-300/400 systems
This new family of Russian missiles will create major problems for air-strike planning in years to come, say leading defense experts in the US.
Since the Kosovo War air campaign the major Russian missile manufacturer ACDB was quietly putting the finishing touches to a new family of highly effective S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) missile systems. Destined to become widespread both inside and outside Russia, the presence of these missiles will "create major problems for air strike planners for years to come” and their significance have been greatly underestimated by Defense Ministers worldwide? The technology of the missiles is of a very high level. For example, new details of the S-400 Triumph SAM reveal that it is capable of intercepting various target types including "stealth" targets, cruise missiles and short-to-medium range ballistic missiles, all at a range of up to 400km. They will be mass produced and are compatible with the defense needs of many countries in Asia and the Middle East.
The development of an improved SAM system comes after quiet admissions from Moscow that Russian engineers have finished testing the remains of a downed U.S. Air Force F-117 stealth fighter. Serb forces shot down the F-117 in 1999. during the Kosovo air campaign.
SS-27M «Topol-M» ICBM