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New rocket for Iskander

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The Russian defense industry, fulfilling the orders of the military department, continues to develop various weapons systems. According to recent reports, not so long ago, the main work was completed in the framework of creating a promising guided missile for the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system. Apparently, in the near future, this product will go into service and increase the strike potential of the rocket forces.


New information on the development of the Iskander-M missile system was published on October 18 by the Ministry of Defense. On the eve of the 70 anniversary of the first launch of the rocket from the 4-th state central interspecific test site (Kapustin Yar), the head of this structure, Major General Oleg Kislov told about recent events. Among other things, the head touched upon the topic of prospective missile tests. Recently, several test launches of various products were conducted at the Kapustin Yar test site.

One of the most significant events held recently by the 4-GTSMP was the interdepartmental testing of a new missile for the Iskander complex. At the same time, however, General Kislov did not specify the technical or other details of recent inspections. Thus, the general public was able to find out only about the fact of the completion of work on the new rocket, without any additional information of particular interest.



It is known that in 2012, the industry and the Ministry of Defense completed all the necessary tests of the Iskander-M OTRK, after which it was decided to continue the development of the existing project. Checks have shown that the complex has significant potential, which should be used to create new types of missiles. Using some common groundwork and solutions, specialists from the Kolomna Engineering Design Bureau have so far developed seven missiles of various types.

At the same time, the development of the missile complex does not stop. In mid-September, Valery Kashin, chief designer of the design bureau of machine building, told about the prospects of the Iskander. According to him, the bureau has prepared a technical proposal describing the future development of existing missile systems. The proposal was approved by the customer and at the time of the interview was in the approval phase.

The consistent development and modernization of existing systems, as stated, will allow them to remain in service for the next two or three decades. Obviously, during this period, the requirements for OTRK will change, but the Iskander-M systems will have to meet new challenges arising during the development of the armed forces.

Unfortunately, specialists and amateurs of military equipment, the management of the developer and the Ministry of Defense are not in a hurry to disclose the details of the latest missile project for the Iskander-M complex. As a result, for the time being it is necessary to rely only on various assumptions and estimates. The considerable amount of data available makes it possible to make certain predictions, but - for obvious reasons - the versions expressed may to some extent be incorrect.

According to the available data, the nomenclature of the PTRK ammunition of the Iskander family includes at least seven missiles of different models belonging to two main classes. To defeat targets, it is proposed to use ballistic (or rather, quasi-ballistic with the ability to maneuver on a trajectory) and cruise missiles. To which class a new product belongs, which recently passed interdepartmental tests, is unknown.

The management of the machine-building design bureau and officials from the Ministry of Defense have repeatedly specified that the new missiles for the Iskander family of complexes have minimal external differences, and also slightly differ in their characteristics. In this case, the development of products is carried out by improving onboard missile equipment and the use of new combat units. Apparently, the newest project continues this development logic.

Due to the lack of official information in the press, various assessments and assumptions about the appearance of the new rocket appear. So, in his publication on this topic RIA News quoted by the chief editor of the magazine "Arsenal of the Fatherland" Viktor Murakhovsky. He believes that this time the tests were not fully new rocket. At the same time, the tested product differed from previous new combat equipment.

What kind of warhead could be installed on experienced missiles - a specialist could not clarify. At the same time, he noted that the new Iskander missiles can be equipped with penetrating and cluster warheads. In the latter case, self-targeting submunitions can be used as a combat load.

Other publications cite other experts who express certain versions. At the same time, all experts polled by the press agree that the new rocket, regardless of the features of its technical appearance, should differ from existing products with higher technical and combat characteristics. In addition, the presence of a new missile may have a positive impact on the potential of the Iskander-M OTRK in a military-political context.

For example, the main consequences of the appearance of a new rocket in the context of the international situation were described by Viktor Bondarev, chairman of the defense committee of the Federation Council, who previously held the post of commander in chief of the Aerospace Forces. According to RIA Novosti, V. Bondarev believes that the Iskander-M OTRK can even withstand a nuclear threat, and this is relevant in the light of recent events on the Korean Peninsula.

Complexes of the Iskander family have high mobility, accuracy and power. Because of this, they can even withstand a nuclear threat. Recent events in the Far East, as well as the reaction to them from the United States, show the relevance of such opportunities. Thus, the development of Russian operational-tactical missile systems is the most important deterrent.

V. Bondarev said that the development and adoption of new missile systems with high firing accuracy, capable of hitting enemy air and missile defense facilities, is a guarantee of security, both Russian and international.

The technical details of the latest rocket project have not yet been published. The class and purpose of the rocket, recently tested, also remain unknown. However, having a sufficient amount of information about the Iskander family, one can draw some conclusions and assumptions that can later justify themselves.

Apparently, the latest domestic rocket, belonging to the quasi-ballistic or cruise class, has compatibility with existing combat vehicles already adopted by the missile forces and artillery. Thus, it can be used by all or almost all parts equipped with the OTRK of the Iskander range. The tactical and strategic implications of this are obvious.

It can be assumed that a new type of rocket will not seriously differ from its predecessors in terms of flight data. The firing range can not exceed 450-480 km, which is stipulated by the existing international agreements. A month ago, V. Kashin, the chief designer of the design bureau of machine-building, stated that in their striving to improve the complex, the designers try not to bring the matter to breach of contracts or even to suspect it. A direct consequence of this is the impossibility of firing at a distance of more than 500 km, which allows the Iskander to maintain the status of a complex of an operational tactical class.

One of the ways to develop an existing family was the creation of rockets with a different combat load. It is known about the existence of high-explosive fragmentation warheads in monoblock and cassette execution, as well as a concrete-breaking warhead. There is information about the existence of a special warhead. A recently tested rocket can have any of these types of payload. In addition, while it is impossible to exclude the possibility of creating a new combat equipment of a particular purpose.

The recent completion of the interdepartmental tests suggests that in the very near future there will be an order to take a promising missile into service with the subsequent launch of mass production. Thus, in a few years it will be possible to replenish the arsenals of rocket units, increasing their potential accordingly.

Creating a new rocket is of great importance in the context of the current modernization of the rocket forces and artillery. According to existing plans, in the foreseeable future, the Iskander family OTRK will have to completely replace the existing Tochka-U systems. The presence of a large number of launchers capable of launching various types of missiles will significantly increase the effectiveness of the missile forces in solving various combat missions.

The defense industry and the Ministry of Defense regularly report on the development of new missile weapons, but are in no hurry to disclose the most important details of such projects. However, in the future, certain information still becomes public knowledge. Probably, the same will happen with the new missile for the Iskander-M OTRK, which recently passed one of the stages of inspections. Detailed and accurate information about this product will need to appear in the future. In the meantime, you have to rely only on assumptions and estimates.


On the materials of the sites:
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https://rg.ru/
http://tass.ru/
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  1. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 20 October 2017 07: 28 New
    +8
    Example: OTRK Iskander Brigade Kit - Preventive Strike!
    12 PU, 24 missiles 9М723
    1th volley: rough set of goals
    1, 2 control panel - 4 control unit, 3 control unit - 2 radar (ZRPolk), 4 control unit - 2 bridge, 5 control unit - 2 radio relay stations,
    6, 7, 8, 9 PU - cassette warheads (54 ПТАБ-2.5ОК): 8 areas with equipment up to 400 units. (division)
    10, 11 PU - OD warhead: 4 platforms (200х200) with manpower (4 shelf)
    12 PU - mining of 2 sections, 1-I: POM-2, PFM-1; 2-I: PFM-3.
    Bottom line: a gap on the 50 km front, the entire division was destroyed.
    Change of position, in 30 minutes, 2th Volley .....
    1. Old
      Old 20 October 2017 19: 30 New
      0
      Warheads must be in one design - thermonuclear! There is no time to mess with adversaries - even with North America and Australia it is necessary to have time to get even. To have time to bring Zircon to mind. The doctrine should be one - causing the maximum possible damage in the shortest possible time by all possible means.
    2. Mimoprohodil
      Mimoprohodil 22 October 2017 11: 38 New
      0
      Quote: Romario_Argo
      Bottom line: a gap on the 50 km front, the entire division was destroyed.
      If you count how many guided bombs and missiles have been used in 30 years. That should be defeated should be several thousand divisions
  2. SIMM
    SIMM 20 October 2017 07: 56 New
    16
    "The firing range can not exceed 450-480 km"
    Complete nonsense! For a long time no one owes anything to anyone! If new missiles can not fly further 500km - for this you need to shoot all those who made this decision.
    For the "report" - you can show missiles with a range of at least 100km, but in reserve, in case of REAL BATTLE use - there must be an ACE up your sleeve!
    If something happens - everyone will already be deep BEFORE .. and ON ... what missiles and from what distance they fly. Better then WE apologize for the inconsistency of the characteristics ON THEIR TOMBERS than they will dance on ours!
    1. san4es
      san4es 20 October 2017 11: 31 New
      +5
      For the Iskander-K OTRK, R-500 cruise missiles with a range of 2000 km are also being assembled.
      hi

      The complex in the Iskander-K configuration option uses the R-500 cruise missile (9M729), flying at extremely low altitudes (according to some sources, 6-7 m) with an envelope around the terrain, with a stated firing range of 500 km. However, Pentagon experts believe that this is an underestimated figure. And this is being done to conceal a violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles.

      The real range of this cruise missile, according to the US military, is 2000-5000 kilometers. According to Western analysts, it is quite possible that the flight range of the R-500 cruise missile is even greater and amounts to 5500 kilometers due to the increased fuel tanks, which finally removes it from the limitations of the INF Treaty.

      https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2017/10/18/10948634.sh
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      1. Dead duck
        Dead duck 20 October 2017 14: 33 New
        +8
        Quote: san4es
        it is possible that the flight range of the P-500 cruise missile is even greater and amounts to 5500 kilometers due to the increased fuel tanks, which finally removes it from the limitations of the INF Treaty

        Health hi
        Quote: san4es
        According to Western analysts, it is quite possible that the flight range of the R-500 cruise missile is even longer and amounts to 5500 kilometers due to the increased fuel tanks, which finally removes it from the limitations of the INF Treaty

        In fact, their range is 100500 km.
        And we have everything on 100500 and with the same slaughter laughing
        1. san4es
          san4es 20 October 2017 14: 40 New
          +3
          Quote: Deadush
          In fact, they have a range of 100500 km. And we have everything at 100500 and with the same lethality laughing

          hi ... healthy ...
          ...Also normal
      2. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 20 October 2017 19: 54 New
        +2
        san4es

        in your photo launcher under the Kyrgyz Republic Caliber they have the same launch and boom arrows
        SPU 9П78-1 of the Iskander complex (left) and on a similar SPU of the Caliber complex (right)
        1. san4es
          san4es 20 October 2017 20: 02 New
          +2
          Quote: Romario_Argo
          ... in your photo the launcher under the Kyrgyz Republic Caliber they have the same launch and boom arrows

          soldier
          ... "Iskander-K" under the rocket R-500 (9M729)

          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 20 October 2017 21: 30 New
            0
            This new missile is an exact copy of 3M14 with a range of 2600.
          2. Romario_Argo
            Romario_Argo 23 October 2017 08: 12 New
            +3
            Russia has not yet withdrawn from the INF Treaty, therefore, missile launchers are only for missiles with a range of up to 500 km for the Iskander OTRK, or the Bastion coastal missile system
            And RK Caliber so far on marine and aircraft carriers.
            BUT (!) As V.V. said Putin, on Valdai-2017
            The answer will be lightning fast and mirror
            (placement of Caliber missiles on land carriers, not a problem, arrows are identical, all missiles are in TPK)
            1. karabas-barabas
              karabas-barabas 23 October 2017 19: 17 New
              0
              Quote: Romario_Argo
              Russia has not yet withdrawn from the INF Treaty, therefore, missile launchers are only for missiles with a range of up to 500 km for the Iskander OTRK, or the Bastion coastal missile system
              And RK Caliber so far on marine and aircraft carriers.
              BUT (!) As V.V. said Putin, on Valdai-2017
              The answer will be lightning fast and mirror
              (placement of Caliber missiles on land carriers, not a problem, arrows are identical, all missiles are in TPK)


              Industry in a year does not master more than 100 Callibres, so that at least about 1000 axes should be sawed for at least a volley, similar to what Amer destroyers can deploy in the Mediterranean Sea, about 10 axes.
              1. Romario_Argo
                Romario_Argo 23 October 2017 21: 09 New
                +1
                Industry for a year no more than 100 Caliber mastering

                You are simply not in the subject
                usually comes 3 BC: 1 on the media and 2 on the arsenal
                in the average salvo of the Kyrgyz Republic, consumption was in 100 units, which is not more than 20%
                respectively, we obtain 3000 KR per year
                and by the way, more accurate figures relate to state secrets
    2. Sharansky
      Sharansky 20 October 2017 12: 26 New
      +2
      Quote: SIMM
      Complete nonsense! For a long time, NO ONE owed anything to anyone!

      Americans may also think so, and then again we will get modern Pershing analogues at our side. With flying time to Moscow, 5 minutes of commercials.
      Do you like this development?
      1. sgrabik
        sgrabik 20 October 2017 13: 54 New
        +1
        Anything can be said and supposed to the Americans, they have no real evidence and can’t have any real evidence, and they talk like that just to groundlessly accuse Russia of violating the INF Treaty and get out of it without waiting for 2021, in which this contract ends.
        1. Sharansky
          Sharansky 20 October 2017 14: 20 New
          +1
          And they do not have to prove anything to anyone. If they consider that the terms of the treaty are not fulfilled, they will withdraw from it and deploy their missiles in Europe, simultaneously building up their missile defense systems. How can this be answered, Putin said, symmetrically, and does the country have such resources?
          You have to look beyond your nose.
          1. Vlad.by
            Vlad.by 16 February 2018 18: 55 New
            0
            Quote: Sharansky
            And they do not have to prove anything to anyone. If they consider that the terms of the treaty are not fulfilled, they will withdraw from it and deploy their missiles in Europe, simultaneously building up their missile defense systems. How can this be answered, Putin said, symmetrically, and does the country have such resources?
            You have to look beyond your nose.

            They have long violated this Treaty by installing MK48 near our borders. But they say they do not violate.
            "Rabinovich speaks? And you speak ..."
      2. horhe48
        horhe48 20 October 2017 14: 36 New
        +2
        But missile defense systems in Poland and Romania are what? These are double-action launchers. Both for missile defense and for hitting targets on Russian territory, moreover, they are already deployed and ready for attacks. So, we like it or no, but the fact is already taking place. Therefore, it is not necessary to reason, but to place “Iskander”, for example, in Transnistria as well.
        1. Sharansky
          Sharansky 20 October 2017 14: 39 New
          0
          In the MK-41, at best, you can cram a subsonic Tomahawk with flight time in hours. That is, this weapon cannot be considered as a means of a sudden disarming attack, because a retaliatory strike will be guaranteed, the Americans themselves are not enemies to allow such a thing. But Pershing, with a flight time of 5 minutes, simply does not leave time for a response; the Iskanders physically cannot be put on alert for such a time. So the threat is not comparable.
  3. rosomaha
    rosomaha 20 October 2017 10: 17 New
    +1
    again, no specifics on the types of missiles and their warheads (reliably indicating warhead indices and striking capabilities) .. well, and a photo of SD to distinguish them (if possible) in the training frames
  4. Old26
    Old26 20 October 2017 10: 20 New
    0
    Quote: SIMM
    For the "report" - you can show missiles with a range of at least 100km, but in reserve, in case of REAL BATTLE use - there must be an ACE up your sleeve!

    Are you going to test them? Or try it at a distance of 6 km, count on a piece of paper and say that you give a guarantee that it will fly 300 km? After all, the ban is not only on the deployment of missiles with a range of more than 1000 km, but also on their creation and testing. You can create anything you want, but testing your rocket like this is already a violation

    Quote: SIMM
    Complete nonsense! For a long time no one owes anything to anyone! If new missiles can not fly further 500km - for this you need to shoot all those who made this decision.

    I agree. Starting with the President and "down" including the latest constructor
    1. sgrabik
      sgrabik 20 October 2017 14: 03 New
      +3
      What nonsense are you talking about here, the rocket itself does not say how long it can fly, and you can test it without violating contractual obligations limited to 500 km. And what does the President and designers have to do with it, if you don’t like something, then no one is holding you here, go to Europe or America, it’s better for you that you are sitting here and spoiling the air around.
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 20 October 2017 13: 45 New
    0
    NATO and the Yankees are also well aware that Iskander missiles can carry a nuclear charge, and this is already a zone of destruction oh-ho what !!!!!!
    1. ydjin
      ydjin 20 October 2017 14: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Alexey-74
      NATO and the Yankees are also well aware that Iskander missiles can carry a nuclear charge, and this is already a zone of destruction oh-ho what !!!!!!

      Caribbean crisis 2: 0 advanced version.
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 October 2017 16: 10 New
    0
    Already, it seems, they discussed in the "news" VO.
    The rocket is the same. But they tested a new warhead.
  7. Old26
    Old26 20 October 2017 17: 21 New
    0
    Quote: sgrabik
    What nonsense are you talking about here, the rocket itself does not say how long it can fly, and you can test it without violating contractual obligations limited to 500 km. And what does the President and designers have to do with it, if you don’t like something, then no one is holding you here, go to Europe or America, it’s better for you that you are sitting here and spoiling the air around.

    Of course not written. And knowing the weight of the fuel, specific impulse and engine operating time is not fate To count? Or do not know how? And then carry the nonsense that it can fly 2000 km?
    And what does the president have to do with SIMM? He wrote that
    If new missiles cannot fly beyond 500 km - for this you need to shoot all those who made this decision.

    And the most important person who made the decision is PRESIDENT. What, the president thought to shoot? Then do not write henna that someone needs to be shot (although this is not directly to you)

    Quote: san4es
    The complex in the Iskander-K configuration option uses the R-500 cruise missile (9M729), flying at extremely low altitudes (according to some sources, 6-7 m) with an envelope around the terrain, with a stated firing range of 500 km. However, Pentagon experts believe that this is an underestimated figure. And this is being done to conceal a violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles.

    The real range of this cruise missile, according to the US military, is 2000-5000 kilometers. According to Western analysts, it is quite possible that the flight range of the R-500 cruise missile is even greater and amounts to 5500 kilometers due to the increased fuel tanks, which finally removes it from the limitations of the INF Treaty.

    Actually, this photograph is not of Iskander, but of the coastal complex of the Caliber system
  8. arkadiyssk
    arkadiyssk 20 October 2017 18: 12 New
    0
    Quote: Old26
    Are you going to test them? Or try it at a distance of 6 km, count on a piece of paper and say that you give a guarantee that it will fly 300 km? The ban is not only on the deployment of missiles with a range of more than 1000 km,

    The test ban is only for ground systems and rockets operating on the ground. Nobody will forbid them (and us) to test a rocket at a range without hitting the ground - i.e. like anti-aircraft. Nobody will forbid to test a missile by throwing launches from an IL-76 type transporter — Americans do so. No one will forbid to instruct the launch of the rocket to do to Israel or the British - they are not included in the treaty, they can test anything.
    1. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 23 October 2017 19: 33 New
      0
      They don’t sit in the Kremlin and I’m sure that they will not take risks. Because the consequences of withdrawing pindos from the contract are not beneficial to the Russian Federation. The Americans will immediately deploy compact rockets with turbojet engines near the borders with the Russian Federation.
  9. Steve57
    Steve57 27 October 2017 23: 28 New
    +1
    I propose to make smaller quasi-ballistic missiles in order to place three missiles on one chassis / launcher. With the change of the lifting and launching arrows only.
  10. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 11 February 2018 13: 47 New
    0
    Quote: Romario_Argo
    Example: OTRK Iskander Brigade Kit - Preventive Strike!
    12 PU, 24 missiles 9М723
    1th volley: rough set of goals
    1, 2 control panel - 4 control unit, 3 control unit - 2 radar (ZRPolk), 4 control unit - 2 bridge, 5 control unit - 2 radio relay stations,
    6, 7, 8, 9 PU - cassette warheads (54 ПТАБ-2.5ОК): 8 areas with equipment up to 400 units. (division)
    10, 11 PU - OD warhead: 4 platforms (200х200) with manpower (4 shelf)
    12 PU - mining of 2 sections, 1-I: POM-2, PFM-1; 2-I: PFM-3.
    Bottom line: a gap on the 50 km front, the entire division was destroyed.
    Change of position, in 30 minutes, 2th Volley .....

    That's what the Poles screamed:
    "Complexes" Iskander ", located in the Kaliningrad region, are the most dangerous weapons in Russia ..." пишет Wirtualna Polska.
    https://tsargrad.tv/news/rossijskie-iskanderyvyzy
    vajut-panicheskij-strah-na-zapade-wp_110367
    "... The current air defense systems, as well as the American Patriot complex, which Poland plans to buy," provide the minimum probability of an effective interception of the Iskander’s, " summarizes WP.
  11. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 24 February 2018 14: 38 New
    +1
    Quote: Sharansky
    Quote: SIMM
    Complete nonsense! For a long time, NO ONE owed anything to anyone!

    Americans may also think so, and then again we will get modern Pershing analogues at our side. With flying time to Moscow, 5 minutes of commercials.
    Do you like this development?

    Like. It is high time to liquidate Moscow, and move the capital to Novosibirsk. What is the nearest island off the coast of the USA? Cuba? So then we will place Yars and Sineva there! am