While Western diplomats inspect landfills East of Russia, in the centre of the country held important military trials: October 25, in the Orenburg region (Central military district) was held the second this year testing a hypersonic aircraft is designed to equip existing and future Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), including ICBMs “Sarmat”, which is considered a formidable weapon against NATO.
The start was made with the launching area of the Dombarovsky connection strategic Missile forces (RVSN) and was successful, said the Agency “Interfax” a source familiar with the situation.
“The objective of the launch was another test of a hypersonic warhead, and is designed to equip prospective ICBMs “Sarmat”, – said the Agency interlocutor. He added that previous successful tests were completed in April 2016. “So this is the second fully successful launch of a hypersonic unit, which the press called “object 4202″ – said the source.
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Earlier media reported that over the past 10 years could be made up to six launches of “object 4202″ with Intercontinental ballistic missiles RS-18 (UR-100N utth) from the Baikonur cosmodrome and position area of the Dombarovsky missile compound. The most recent of them in April 2016, and before that – in February 2015. Official statements on this account.
Media wrote that “throwing test” the “Sarmatian” was to begin in 2015, but postponed to November – December of 2016 because of problems with the test-firing of the first stage engine. Sources in the military-industrial complex believed that flight tests will begin no earlier than the end of the first quarter of 2017.
After the April launch of ICBM RS-18 on the procurement website appeared a message according to which Russia’s defense Ministry has insured 12 launches of ICBMs that will be performed in 2016-2017, including one ICBM RS-18.
In 2015 the source of “Interfax” noted that the “test “object 4202″ will be continued”. “On the subject of hypersonic actively working and we, the Americans, all confronted with a large number of problems,” he said.
Speaking about the “object 4202″, the source explained that it is a fairly old design, “which is now considered as an intermediate on the way to creating a more modern warhead for the existing and future heavy ICBM, including the RS-28 “Sarmat”.
Recently, the main developer of the launch of the State rocket center named. V. Makeev showed her the first image, featuring low cut Western press.
After that, the British The Daily Mail called the new weapons “the last warning to Putin,” with which Russia, according to experts, could “easily annihilate NATO” and cause a complete collapse of the Western Alliance.
At the same time, some experts dared to suggest that the Russian missile engineers is bogus. “The details of the structure is incorrect. I doubt a real rocket already exists in the metal,” said BBC senior researcher at the British Royal Institute for defense studies Igor Sutyagin, who spent 11 years in Russia for espionage and caught in the UK as a result of the exchange of prisoners between Russia and the United States.
Experts have reminded that in addition to the “Sarmatians” strategic nuclear forces of Russia in the foreseeable future will be mobile missile complexes “YARS” with Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 and submarines of the Borey ballistic missile R-30 “Bulava”. Given all this, some experts expressed the view that Russia could do without the “Sarmatian” said “Газете.Ru” senior researcher, Institute of world economy and international relations, major-General Vladimir Dvorkin.