At the Kapustin Yar test site in 2012, they plan to test around 70 weapons models

This year, it is planned to test approximately 70 armaments on more than 160 test subjects at the State range of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Kapustin Yar range), located in the Astrakhan region.


To date, the structure of the Kapustin Yar site includes four research and test units of armament and military equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces), air defense (air defense of the Air Force (Air Force), air defense forces of the Ground Forces and air defense and A ( missile forces and artillery), a center for measurement and information processing, as well as the Sary-Shagan missile defense ground in Kazakhstan.

The range is directly involved in the development of weapons models, starting with the review of draft and technical projects, the creation of programs, test methods, and ending with the evaluation of their characteristics, as well as the effectiveness of combat use.

Last year, about 30 military equipment and weapons were tested at the Kapustin Yar test site. In the process of solving these tasks, more than 500 missile launches, targets, and missiles were carried out, which is 1,5 times the number of launches made in 2010 a year.
Last September, the Center-2011 strategic exercise was successfully conducted at the same test site, during which the Iskander-M and Tochka missile systems were fired, as well as the Smerch volley fire systems.

In 2011, the current research system provided an opportunity to conduct research on 26 research papers. In addition to this, the landfill staff defended 2 thesis for the degree of Candidate of Science. In total, there are 1 doctors of science, 16 candidates of science, and 27 polygon employees are included in the group of candidates for a scientific degree for this year.

In 2011, the Kapustin Yar test site turned 65 years since its inception, and ZATO "Znamensk" - 50 years. It was at this test site that the first ballistic missiles were tested, and it was here that the first space vehicles were launched. Among these launches were world-famous space flights with animals on board, which helped open the way to space for humans.

This year marks the 65 years since the first launch from the base of the Kapustin Yar base of the P-1 ballistic missile, which marked the beginning of the rocketry era in our country.

If we talk today about the State Central Interspecific Kapustin Yar proving ground, then this is a unified research complex with a high scientific and technical potential, a developed base, having favorable climatic conditions, as well as territory and airspace, making it possible to test and develop defensive and offensive systems in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Polygon Kapustin Yar is unique in terms of testing the combat equipment of ballistic missiles. Only its experimental and technical base has the ability to experience combat equipment in all the variety of possible conditions for its delivery to the intended targets.
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  1. Ion coaelung
    Ion coaelung 14 January 2012 17: 23 New
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    It’s not even good that 70 different types of weapons and equipment are going to be tested, but that there is such a variety !!! HOORAY!!! And, no fluff, no feather!
    1. Torus 14 January 2012 17: 49 New
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      Quote: Ion Coaelung
      and the fact that there is so much diversity


      This suggests that a lot of R&D is underway. It is high time! Hope to hear about new weapons soon!
      1. Nick 14 January 2012 18: 03 New
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        To have time to saturate the troops with these weapons, something is being conceived in the world.
    2. Eligor chaos
      Eligor chaos 14 January 2012 18: 40 New
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      a very large variety, the matter seemed to have moved off the ground
  2. tronin.maxim 14 January 2012 17: 36 New
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    Class! We have new weapons, as soon as possible to see them. smile
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 14 January 2012 18: 43 New
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      Pleased guys officers! Experience at least a casual day, but besides nuclear weapons. The reluctance to die from nowhere, sorry for the children, they will not understand us!
      1. Ascetic 15 January 2012 01: 00 New
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        On August 5, 1963, in Moscow, the Treaty Banning Testing Nuclear Weapons in the Atmosphere, Outer Space and Underwater (also known as the Three-Medium Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and sometimes referred to simply as the Moscow Treaty) was signed by the USSR, the United States and Great Britain and is open for signature other countries. To date, the Treaty includes 131 states. Of the nuclear powers, France and China did not join the Treaty, continuing atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons until 1974 and 1980, respectively (subsequently, France and China joined the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, although it did not enter into force, but was respected by all parties to the Treaty, as far as can be judged by the press).
    2. selbrat 15 January 2012 11: 31 New
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      Yeah, but this new weapon was developed, probably still the Soviet military-industrial complex. We haven’t created anything fundamentally new for a long time. A good example is the T-50. And they pass it off as new developments. Of course, I would like to be mistaken ...
  3. Gekas
    Gekas 14 January 2012 17: 40 New
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    The Russian land will not fade, as long as there are masters who do all this!
    1. lightforcer
      lightforcer 16 January 2012 16: 59 New
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      It will not falter while the Arabs will pay for the export of weapons from Russia.
  4. NKVD
    NKVD 14 January 2012 17: 40 New
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    right way we go
  5. suharev - 52
    suharev - 52 14 January 2012 18: 09 New
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    It is very good. To have time to only re-equip the army as much as possible, before the start of the global conflict. And what will it be, the confidence in this for some reason is growing stronger every day.
  6. Samsebenaum 14 January 2012 18: 37 New
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    This is good news. Perhaps they will work in this direction, as we have to catch up with the amers in this area.

    In the United States, an electromagnetic gun was successfully tested, allowing firing at distances of up to 400 km with a probable circular deviation of 5 m hypersonic ammunition.
    The Americans threaten with a new miracle weapon - their electromagnetic rail guns, railguns put into near-earth orbit threaten to hammer their high-precision hypersonic shells into almost any ground or underground objects, like nails, in 1-2 minutes, which virtually eliminates the possibility of their interception air defense systems.

    And although deployment in orbit is not yet realistic, these technologies may find applications in the near future in anti-tank artillery, hand weapons, space-based missile defense systems, flameless launching of rockets and aircraft, and a number of other areas.
    Self-propelled guns with such a weapon can destroy armored vehicles with almost any defense system.
    The technology will allow you to imperceptibly destroy enemy satellites and strike at ballistic missiles.
    As you know, the danger is serious, because the blanks are accelerated to breathtaking speed (5-7 sound).
  7. Igor
    Igor 14 January 2012 18: 59 New
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    Quote: Samsebenum
    these technologies may in the near future find applications in anti-tank artillery, hand weapons

    So you have to languish for the whole power plant, and even that will only be enough for a couple of shots, and the use of such weapons from your hands is like death, it will kill you in return.

    Quote: Samsebenum
    space-based missile defense systems

    How to shoot missiles from such a gun? After all, a projectile fired from such a gun will fly in a cloud of plasma, not a single guidance system can withstand this temperature.
    1. Samsebenaum 14 January 2012 19: 09 New
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      Electromagnetic technologies have a decent perspective. So far, successful trials of naval installations that accelerate shell models to 2 km / s “at a third of their power” have been reported.
      Once again I emphasize the word - successful. This is only the beginning. There was a time they did not believe in Stells - technology.
      The creators of electromagnetic cannons of such high energy have to solve numerous problems. It is assumed that electromagnetic guns can go into service with the U.S. Navy after 2016.
      Not to miss ...
  8. wolk71 14 January 2012 19: 02 New
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    If only new things fell into the troops, otherwise they would disrupt the defense order again and say that the directors of the enterprises were to blame.
  9. Igor
    Igor 14 January 2012 19: 25 New
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    Quote: Samsebenum
    Electromagnetic technologies have a decent perspective. So far, successful trials have been reported of naval installations that accelerate shell models to 2 km / s “at a third of their power.” Once again, I emphasize the word “successful.” This is only the beginning.

    It seems to me that these guns will have a very narrow specialization, you won’t be able to fight this much in local conflicts.
    Quote: Samsebenum
    The creators of electromagnetic cannons of such high energy have to solve numerous problems. It is assumed that electromagnetic guns can go into service with the U.S. Navy after 2016. Do not miss ...

    It’s time to start work on energy shields, and then not a single armor can stand it if a shell hits it at that speed.
    1. Samsebenaum 14 January 2012 19: 48 New
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      Yes, this is for Russia or China, which is not particularly hidden.
      I agree, we must look for a solution.
  10. FREGATENKAPITAN 14 January 2012 19: 44 New
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    We have tested high-energy electromagnetic weapons in the Baltic states even during the USSR in the late 80s .... so that we don’t have to think about ours lagging behind in this direction of weapons development ..... even if we take into account our "awesome" state of 90 years, then in any case, the best practices remained ... unfortunately there is no reliable information whether any R&D is being carried out in this direction .....
  11. Sarus
    Sarus 14 January 2012 19: 45 New
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    I think that our military has something to experience ..
    The problem is not in the testing of new weapons, but in how it launches into a series ...
    But what is what to experience is a plus. After all, military technology is a push for civil
  12. azgard
    azgard 14 January 2012 19: 46 New
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    I am glad that our VPK began to develop !!!!
    I hope that there will be decent samples smile
  13. Yuri11076 14 January 2012 22: 28 New
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    What can I say, well done guys. Keep it up!!! Honestly heart rejoices !!!
  14. - = KeepeR = -
    - = KeepeR = - 15 January 2012 02: 32 New
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    There is a lot of information about testing and developing various Amer’s weapons, almost none about ours. So sometimes you ask yourself the question: "Do we have anything really new at all, are we working in promising areas?" And sometimes you look at the contented faces of our leaders, who declare asymmetrical answers to some thread of the press conference, that you think it’s a cheap PR move designed to frighten the West once again or is there really something we don’t know about ( in addition to nuclear weapons, the 5th generation of some technology, the Alpha group :))?
  15. MAD. 75rus
    MAD. 75rus 15 January 2012 09: 51 New
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    Of course, they are happy that they are experiencing new! But the fact that there are more scientists is also pleasing! This undoubtedly leads to the development of the military industrial complex!
  16. Kantaria
    Kantaria 15 May 2012 15: 15 New
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    Russians harness for a long time. Since the 85th year (since perestroika - not mentioned by night) harnessed ..
    Nothing, the story develops in a spiral. Bad round behind. The USA is rotting, Russia is blooming. Let it be so. Amen!