Russia closer to develop an ABM system
Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:03 AM
Russia is actually much closer to developing an effective anti-ballistic missile defense system than the United States. Russia's latest S-400 surface-to-air missile system is currently in its final stage of testing and is due to enter service in 2001-2002. The S-400 is the only SAM system in the world that has been designed from the very start with anti-ballistic missile capability in mind. Development of such systems became possible following the 1997 correction to the 1972 ABM treaty accepted by the US and Russia during negotiations in New York. The correction made a more accurate distinction between strategic and non-strategic ABM defenses. While the S-400, its predecessor - the S-300 and its anti-ballistic adaptation designated "Antey" - are unmatched by any other long-range SAM system in the world, there is already the S-500 in the final stages of development. Successful export of S-300 systems made Russian SAM manufacturers highly productive and competitive. In addition, when the ABM treaty was modified to allow only one ABM system for each the USSR and America, the USSR deployed a limited ABM system to protect its capital, Moscow.
Probably America will buy the RRRRUUUUSSSSSIIIIAAANNNNN system, but they will have to use many many many of those cheap dollars.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:48 PM
What the US doesnt want anyone to know, is that we have had satelite laser stations in place in outerspace designed to look like oridinary communication satelites for a longtime.
a prototype interceptor was launched approximately
20 minutes later and 4,800 miles away from the Ronald Reagan Missile Site, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Hmmm,,,we even have star wars misslesites named after Ronald.
When we need to break out the real technology we will, just like the SR-71 blackbird 40 years ago. Way ahead of its time but top secret.
US is great at putting up smoke screens.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 02:46 PM
It is not a technological achievement, it is an hegemonic pretence to subdue large parts of the planet, especially dwarf helpless countries like Brunei, East Timor, Kuwait, Marshall Islands, Kosovo-Albania, Georgia, Grenada (!)
Posted 01 January 2004 - 03:57 PM
"Probably America will buy the RRRRUUUUSSSSSIIIIAAANNNNN system, but they will have to use many many many of
those cheap dollars."
You are wrong Spartano, Americans will have to use Euros to buy Russian products , not cheap $.
Unless zio-usa stopS supporting terrorism in Russia, then who knows, the $ may be accepted.
ha ha ha
happy New Year friend,
U sound pathetic so I am not going to comment. PATHETIC!
Posted 01 January 2004 - 07:08 PM
The American dollor is all that we will ever need.
For one we would never by Russian equipment, we dont buy NOTHING from Russia, we dont need shitty equipment that does not work.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 02:00 AM
PICTORIAL: There maybe no Tomorrow Tomorrow. Think about this USA.
Here is a picture of TOPOL-M:
and here is the PICTURE of what may happen to New York, LA, Washington DC, Chicago etc. when Topol-M lands there.
Americans, Russians did not do anything to you
Posted 04 January 2004 - 03:03 PM
Declines have been particularly dramatic in Russia's SSBN fleet. In 1990 Russia had 62 SSBNs; today there are 17 operational subs. Though there are supposedly plans to deploy new Borey-class subs within four years, construction has been suspended since 1998.
Russia continues to conduct test launches of its intercontinental ballistic missiles and to replace some missiles. The SS-25 Topol (with the new M variant sometimes called the SS-27) mobile single warhead is currently being deployed. However, the sum total of Russian ICBMs will continue its swift decline. Russia has three bombers with a nuclear mission: 29 Tu-95 MS6s (Bear H6s), 34 Tu-95 MS16s (Bear H16s), and 15 Tu-160s (Blackjacks).
The START II treaty limits Russia and the United States to 3,500 strategic, deployed warheads. In the Treaty of Moscow signed May 24, 2002, both the United States and Russia agreed to reduce their strategic nuclear arsenal to between 1,500 and 2,200 weapons by 2012. However, Russia would likely have made this reduction regardless of the treaty or U.S. cuts due to fiscal necessity. This reduction may be imperiled by the U.S. plan to move most of the nuclear weapons taken out of the active stockpile into a reserve stockpile, where they could easily be rearmed. Both the START and Moscow treaties do not restrict tactical or reserve weapons. Russia will likely retain approximately 3,000 tactical warheads, in addition to an unknown number of reserve weapons.
Strategic Nuclear Weapons: 5,000 (active)
Non-strategic (tactical) Nuclear Weapons: ~3,400 (active)
Total Nuclear Weapons: ~8,400 (active)
Posted 04 January 2004 - 03:04 PM
The American nuclear forces deployed today in Europe are of one type only. They are gravity bombs for aircraft (like F-16's or Tornadoes) of type B61 (probably B-61-10). These bombs are of variable yield. The bombs are located in the following bases: Buechel and Ramstein in Germany, Lakenheath in United Kingdom, Incirlik in Turkey, Aviano and Ghedi Torre in Italy, Araxos in Greece, Volkel in Netherlands and Kleine Brogel in Belgium. The total number of nuclear bombs is reported to be around 150-200 with about 10 bombs in each of the following countries: Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, about 20-25 bombs in Italy, about 30 in Turkey, and the rest in UK and Germany 1.
A program for the construction of new Weapons Storage and Security Systems (WS3) , namely for the construction of vaults that will "shelter the tactical weapons within a hardened aircraft shelter which enhances weapons survivability, safety and security" has been recently completed. The number of vaults are as follows 2:
Ramstein (Germany) 55
Buechel (Germany) 11
Lakenheath (UK) 33
Incirlik (Turkey) 25
Aviano (Italy) 18
Ghedi Torre (Italy) 11
Volkel (The Netherlands) 11
Kleine Brogel (Belgium) 11
Araxos (Greece) 6
Other 34 vaults are ready in other sites (Memmingen and Noervenich in Germany, Akinci and Balikesir in Turkey) , that are in "caretaker status" and probably not hosting bombs, at present. Even though it is not said that there should be a strict one-to-one correspondence between vaults and B61 bombs, the above number are nevertheless indicative of the number of US bombs that are planned to be stored in the European bases for the near future.
In these bases the military personnel of both the US and the host country is trained for the possible use of nuclear bombs in warfare. Given the limited number of bombs available, only one unit in the Air Force of each host country should be "nuclear certified", that is trained for the task of nuclear bombardment 3. As been pointed recently by W. Arkin4, the new US Airforce Doctrine of March 31, 1998 "Nuclear operations" assigns the theatre commanders the task of preparing for the use of nuclear weapons and recalls that targets of the nuclear bombardment should include "harbors, industrial centers, oil pipelines".
America owns you Russia, there is nothing you can do about it.
We have nukes in your backyard already.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 03:05 PM
Two U.S. aircraft, the B-2 and the B-52H, can carry nuclear weapons. The B-1B no longer has a nuclear mission, although a plan remains to outfit the B-1B for nuclear weapons should the need arise. The B-52 carries air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) or advanced cruise missile (ACMs), which are equipped with nuclear warheads. The United States has reduced its ALCM inventory slightly since 1997 and now has 1,142 such missiles.
In 1998, the Pentagon decided to maintain the size of its tactical nuclear arsenal, due to Russian dependence on its large tactical arsenal. The United States has tactical weapons stored on a few attack submarines, and stores 150 tactical nuclear bombs in Europe for NATO use. Fighter-bombers also maintain a nuclear capability. The Treaty of Moscow does not include tactical - only strategic - nuclear weapons in its reduction provisions. The NPR suggests the Pentagon is debating whether to develop a new class of low-yield, bunker-busting tactical nuclear weapons.
Strategic Nuclear Weapons: 8,855 (7,000 active, 1,855 inactive)
Non-strategic (tactical) Nuclear Weapons: 1,600 (800 active, 800 inactive)
Total Nuclear Weapons: 10,455
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