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Pentagon chooses a new ICBM developer

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The Pentagon has begun to consider applications from potential developers of intercontinental missiles, which should replace Minuteman III, which is now on duty, reports MIC.




Boeing, Northrop and Lockheed Martin are participating in the competition.

Earlier, the media reported on the Pentagon’s intention to arm with new ground-based ICBMs and air-based cruise missiles. The estimated cost of purchases will be $ 621 billion.

The newspaper reminds that the LGM-30G Minuteman III rocket was developed in the 1960-ies, becoming the development of the previous Minuteman I and II systems. Missile production continued from 1968 to 1977.

According to Viktor Murakhovsky, the editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, the States took a long time to develop new ICBMs, resting on the laurels of the winner in the Cold War.

“They believed that Russia would not be able to restore its potential for a long time: we were very close to the critical level. In addition, they relied on conventional weapons - precision weapon, new concepts, for example, contactless war. Now they realized it, because Russia is the only power capable of multiplying the USA by zero. And for its containment it is necessary to support all the components of the “nuclear triad”, ” - said Murakhovsky.

“Perhaps the new missile will be implemented a number of previous projects, including the use of non-nuclear high-precision warheads, including those equipped with guided submunitions,” he suggested.
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  1. The black
    The black 25 November 2016 14: 49
    +2
    I can suggest the address in Pyongyang laughing
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 November 2016 14: 52
      +5
      This address in Pyongyang has Russian and Chinese indices ..
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 25 November 2016 14: 59
        +1
        Let them turn to the Chinese scientific library, there are many stolen projects.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 25 November 2016 15: 26
          +1
          Do not offend the Russians! Nobody will do better than us, we can deliver any Pribluda with export content, all the more so since all warehouses are clogged with old engines - it’s a pity to throw it away even if minutes did not work ... lol
          And anyway, no one will agree to make us faster ...
          Yes, we take it cheaply - so what do you want, if with a guarantee of quality and service - they will fly, as cute, exactly within the declared parameters! laughing
          1. Alex_Rarog
            Alex_Rarog 25 November 2016 16: 11
            0
            Poplar them old with bookmarks to roll)
      2. Simpsonian
        Simpsonian 25 November 2016 16: 00
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        This address in Pyongyang has Russian and Chinese indices ..

        then they would have appeared much faster
    2. Finches
      Finches 25 November 2016 15: 14
      +6
      Boeing, Northrop and Lockheed Martin, and where is the global rocket giant Yuzhmash? Peca said - soon we will open the base on the Moon, so it’s not so for the owners that the shabby ICBMs will not be muddied at half the price along the way !? Or they can give it that way - a present from the strongest army in Europe to the strongest army in the world, so to speak ... laughing
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 25 November 2016 21: 55
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        Boeing, Northrop and Lockheed Martin, and where is the global rocket giant Yuzhmash?

        I can imagine what will happen if Yuzhmash wins at least part of the contract. Will these offices simply buy Ukraine in its entirety and sell it in parts, and leave the order to itself?
        1. Finches
          Finches 26 November 2016 10: 09
          0
          De facto-Ukraine is a US slave, and so it will become de jure! Bought and resold to organs ...laughing hi
    3. INVESTOR
      INVESTOR 25 November 2016 16: 59
      +1
      All the same, combed, scum .. repeat
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 November 2016 14: 57
    +4
    Now they realized it, because Russia is the only power capable of multiplying the United States by zero. And to contain it, it is necessary to support all the components of the nuclear triad, ”Murakhovsky said.
    For trolls, liberals. Murakhovsky in his statements, too, "hurray patriot"? While they will develop it. Until they produce it in the required amount, it will be 15-20 years, or even more. Probably Trump was not in vain to talk about warming in relations with the United States? This is not a bomb to stick on a Picatinny rail; this is a weapon capable of erasing any country in the world into radioactive dust.
    And God forbid, in the event of a warming relationship with the United States, from the development of new systems for the delivery of nuclear weapons.
  3. Rus2012
    Rus2012 25 November 2016 15: 01
    +3
    Pentagon chooses a new ICBM developer


    ... will they really not choose "digdesigner and genius of all times and peoples" E.mask for pilezh?;)))
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 25 November 2016 15: 05
      +5
      Rus2012 hi
      .. will not be chosen for the pilezh "digdesigner and genius of all times and peoples" E. mask?;)))
      Aha ICBM with legs for landing laughing good
    2. Signore Tomato
      Signore Tomato 25 November 2016 20: 03
      0
      Quote: Rus2012
      Pentagon chooses a new ICBM developer


      ... will they really not choose "digdesigner and genius of all times and peoples" E.mask for pilezh?;)))



      And amer glamorous missiles will appear. )))
  4. Lumumba
    Lumumba 25 November 2016 15: 04
    +3
    Let them order from the Yuzhnoye design bureau. And then he will soon go nuts without orders. And so the "most powerful in the galaxy" rocket will be developed and the galactic sums of money will be used.
    1. Sagittarius
      Sagittarius 25 November 2016 15: 09
      +1
      They will choose the company that will give the largest rollback.
  5. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 25 November 2016 15: 12
    +2
    For such a bunch of candy wrappers, a bickering will now go, someone will definitely eat belay
  6. NEXUS
    NEXUS 25 November 2016 15: 20
    +3
    Even if they begin to develop a new ICBM today, 10 years will pass before it is put on duty. By this time, Sarmat is already modernizing both Rubezh and commissioning the S-500. At the same time, there are a couple of trump cards, these are BZHRK Barguzin, and Iskander-M, which they are already going to upgrade. In this case, the range of some missiles of Macedon is unknown. And there may be a range no less than that of the Caliber, and maybe more.
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 25 November 2016 18: 35
      0
      Your words, to God’s ears))) I’m afraid that there’s not enough money for everything, we’ll also be in charge for years to modernize everything and cut it in black somewhere.
  7. KaPToC
    KaPToC 25 November 2016 18: 53
    0
    Judging by the fact that the ICBMs have not been developed for a long time - are they tight with the continuity of generations?
  8. sergo1914
    sergo1914 25 November 2016 21: 58
    0
    They didn’t tell about MIT? In vain.
  9. Old26
    Old26 25 November 2016 22: 44
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    Quote: KaPToC
    Judging by the fact that the ICBMs have not been developed for a long time - are they tight with the continuity of generations?

    You shouldn't think so. They did not develop because they did not really need it. The second half of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s were marked by the conclusion of treaties with the USSR-Russia, which were disadvantageous for us. According to them, we had to cut in half the most dangerous for the United States from the complexes with the R-36M UTTH and R-36M2 missiles, practically put the BZHRK on the hook, had to unload up to 1 ICBM UR-100N UTTH (105 units). In response, the Americans had to destroy their MX (50 units), unload their "Minutemans" to 1 BG. The agreements were not implemented, but both parties partially complied with their provisions. The Americans destroyed their MXs and unloaded the Minutemans. We have put on a joke BZHRK. But .... Of the new ones, we only had the R-36M2. The rest ... In short, the write-offs began, and the Americans did not particularly bother with their new ones, understanding. that the main component of our strategic nuclear forces, the Strategic Missile Forces, is rapidly decreasing. Why did they have to create new ones? They took a more budgetary path - they engaged in total modernization, replacing everything. Engines, SU, SR, BB. They have practically new missiles under the old names. But it is also impossible to modernize infinitely. Metal fatigue builds up, etc.
    Now they are concerned with creating new ones. "Minutemans" are planned to be kept in service until about 2030, well, during this time, the Americans will create their new ICBMs to replace