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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #121 on: October 30, 2017, 07:11:18 am »
https://thediplomat.com/2017/10/russia-to-test-deadliest-nuke-twice-before-years-end/

A somewhat mis-titled article given there are only tests of the launcher/rocket NOT of actual nuclear weapons.  And as for comments such as this "The Sarmat will reportedly be twice as light as the RS-36M." :o

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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #122 on: October 30, 2017, 11:06:15 am »
Im curious if Husky will really be an SSBN. Given Rubin design bureau dominance in that area. 

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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #125 on: November 16, 2017, 08:52:59 am »
http://tass.com/defense/975859

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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #131 on: December 27, 2017, 06:10:41 pm »
https://special-ops.org/news/technology/known-russias-5th-gen-husky-class-stealth-subs/

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17197/russia-fires-topol-ballistic-missile-to-test-new-tech-to-defeat-missile-defense-systems

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This isn’t the first test of a modified Topol in 2017, either. In September 2017, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced it had fired an RS-12M with an unspecified “advanced combat payload,” which may have been a hypersonic boost glide vehicle.

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There have been reports that Sarmat may be able to carry two dozen Object 4202 hypersonic vehicles and suggestions that it is a direct response to America's pursuit of a prompt global strike capability.
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #132 on: December 31, 2017, 09:24:56 am »
http://defense-update.com/20171231_sarmat.html

http://defense-update.com/20171231_russian_strategic_modernization.html

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The impressive progress of Russian nuclear forces is the topic of this article. Russia is modernizing all three ‘legs’ of its nuclear triad. This modernization includes the introduction of new strategic missile submarines armed with new RSM56 Bulava missiles, restarting the production line of strategic bombers – the old-new Tupolev Tu-160M2, to be equipped with air-launched derivatives of the Kaliber naval cruise missiles. This modernization also includes a complete replacement of the Russian land-based strategic missile fleet, with the development and deployment of hundreds of new Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM). Accelerated testing of these new strategic missiles highlights the importance and fast pace of this thrust, as Moscow transforms its strategic force to better cope with the U.S. evolving missile defense capabilities.

But remember the US, who has barely started its' modernization program, is at fault for causing 'this arms race'
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Re: Russian Strategic Weapon Modernization Plans
« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2018, 09:44:58 am »
https://www.c4isrnet.com/space/2018/01/12/russias-nuclear-underwater-drone-is-real-and-in-the-nuclear-posture-review/

"WASHINGTON — A draft of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review confirms the existence of an underwater nuclear drone made and operated by Russia, a capability the U.S. Defense Department had not previously publicly acknowledged.

“In addition to modernizing ‘legacy’ Soviet nuclear systems, Russia is developing and deploying new nuclear warheads and launchers,” stated an unclassified draft of the nuclear posture review first published by the Huffington Post.

“These efforts include multiple upgrades for every leg of the Russian nuclear triad of strategic bombers, sea-based missiles and land-based missiles. Russia is also developing at least two new intercontinental range systems, a hypersonic glide vehicle and a new intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo.”"


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