Category Archives: Missiles

Russian Sineva ballistic missile launched from Barents Sea

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The Tula nuclear-powered submarine of the Northern Fleet has successfully test-fired the Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Barents Sea aiming at the Kura range in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The sea-based ballistic missile launch was conducted from a submerged position. According to telemetric data, the missile’s warheads hit the Kura range target at the set time,” the ministry said.

This is the second ICBM launch from a nuclear submarine over the past week. On October 29, the Bulava ICBM was launched from the Borey-class submarine Yuriy Dolgoruky (Project 955). Bulava’s warheads also successfully hit a training target at the Kura range.

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Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant Director spoke about the new air defense systems

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OJSC “Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant” part of the group “Almaz-Antey”) offers a new and improved systems and air defense systems.

General Director of OAO “Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant” Vyacheslav Lapin settled on two products: SAM “Buk-M2E” simulator and self-propelled fire the SAM “Buk-M2E”.

Anti-aircraft missile system “Buk-M2E” is a multi-purpose complex medium-range, ensuring the success of the combat operation in any environment, including in heavy jamming. This anti-aircraft missile system is able to strike surface ships classes “destroyer” and “missile boat” on ground radiocontrast targets.

Russia to Develop Hypersonic Missile by 2020

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The Tactical Missiles Corporation plans to develop the first model of a hypersonic missile by 2020, the corporation’s director-general Boris Obnosov said at the Kadex 2014 exhibition of weapons and military equipment in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Russia had completed developing a program to create hypersonic missile technologies. The Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade had already approved the program, Obnosov said.

Twelve working groups were formed with the participation of dozens of institutes and companies. The program was already developed and approved. The main thing was to implement it, he said.

New Missile for Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter to be Developed by 2016

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A new modified aircraft missile for Russian fifth-generation fighters would be developed by 2016, the director-general of the Tactical Missiles Corporation, Boris Obnosov, said on Friday at the Kadex 2014 exhibition of weapons and military equipment in Astana, Kazakhstan.

“We have established close contact with the Sukhoi design office. A permanent working group is formed. All the protocols of informational cooperation are agreed on. Models are made according to schedule. Everything must be done by 2016,” Obnosov said, noting it was a new modified aircraft cruise missile X-74M2.

All Russian Missile Divisions to Receive Yars Simulators This Year

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All divisions of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will receive new simulators by the end of the year, including simulators of the advanced Yars nuclear-capable ballistic missile, a military spokesman said Thursday.

“By late 2014, all the divisions, military units, universities and training centers of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will receive over 130 of the newest simulators. This is a 10 percent increase since last year,” Col. Igor Yegorov told journalists.

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces are due to receive up to 1,000 simulators for training specialists in the maintenance of advanced missile systems, Yegorov said.

“This year, some 30 tests will be conducted on simulators, including 3D graphics, to train specialists on the fifth-generation missile systems,” he said, adding that some 40 such tests were successfully carried out last year.

Russia Successfully Test Fired RS-24 Yars

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The Russian Strategic Missile Troops have successfully test fired an RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile with a multiple re-entry vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, a Russian Defence Ministry press service official for the Strategic Missile Troops, Colonel Igor Yegorov, told a news briefing earlier this Monday.

The experimental warheads arrived in the designated area on the Kura test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The set goals of the launch have been fully met, Colonel Yegorov said, RIA news reports.

Russian Nuclear-Missile Shield Uses Domestic Components

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Russia does not buy electronic components for its nuclear-missile shield abroad; the components are designed and manufactured only domestically, the director general of the Ruselectronics holding company, a subsidiary of the Russian state corporation Rostec, said Wednesday.

“Our top-priority task is to create manufacturing facilities for the electronic component base, which is required for critical niches in the sphere of the country’s defense capacity,” Andrey Zverev said, adding that the nuclear-missile shield is an example of such a niche.

“Here, this task has currently been solved in full: 100% of the component base for these purposes is designed and manufactured in the Russian Federation,” Zverev said.

Russia to Test Over 80 Rockets and Missiles in 2014

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“The Russian Defense Ministry will test more than 80 rocket and missiles at its Kapustin Yar testing range in southern Russia’s Astrakhan Region,” a spokesman said on Thursday.

Col. Igor Yegorov, a spokesman in charge of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, said this year’s program for Kapustin Yar includes testing more than 80 rockets and missiles as part of more than 180 R&D projects.

The 4th State Central Range at Kapustin Yar was established in 1946 and is considered the birthplace of the Russian rocket industry. The first rocket launch on October 18, 1947, was of one of 11 German A-4s captured during World War II.

Previously, Russia planned to test about 70 rockets and missiles at the range, located between the cities of Volgograd and Astrakhan, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. It is known for tests of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missiles, S-300 and S-400 air defense systems and Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems. In addition, Kapustin Yar is often used to host large-scale military exercises.

Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile Tested Successfully

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Indian Army today successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges in partnership with Russia.

“The launch was successful and the missile hit the designated target,” Defence Spokesperson Col.S D Goswami said.

Senior Army officials witnessed the launch and congratulated the operational team for its successful launch.

New Mobile Robotic Security System Tested by Russian Missile Troops

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Russian Strategic Missile Troops began testing use of a new mobile robotic technical system which is being created for protection and defence of these troops’ facilities, official of the press service and information department of the Russian Defence Ministry for Russian Strategic Missile Troops Dmitry Andreyev told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

The system is intended “for army reconnaissance, spotting and destroying stationary and moving targets, fire support of military units, patrolling and protection of important facilities in automated (engineering technical devices) security systems.” It can provide an option to conduct combat actions in the nighttime without de-masking factors and an option of aiming weapons, tracking and hitting targets in automatic and semi-automatic control modes. The advanced combat system is equipped with optical electronic and radar reconnaissance stations.