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Western expert revealed the ability of PU MK-41 US to strike missiles

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In the West, it was recognized that the MK-41 launchers deployed by the United States in Romania were easily converted to offensive missions. This was announced at a hearing in the European Parliament by a visiting expert.


Western expert revealed the ability of PU MK-41 US to strike missiles


Speaking at a hearing in the European Parliament on the situation following the collapse of the INF Treaty, non-proliferation expert Bruno Lete said that anti-missile defense missile launchers located in Romania are easily remade to carry out offensive functions.

The United States also wants to respond to Russia's deployment of missiles in Europe, but the INF Treaty did not allow them to do so. And now, when there is no agreement, the United States has much more options. Take, for example, the MK-41 installations in Romania: now they are extremely defensive, but the systems can be easily remade for offensive purposes

he said, adding that the United States intends to deploy medium-range missiles to protect its allies in Asia from China and the DPRK.

Earlier it was reported that two weeks after leaving the INF Treaty, the United States tested a new missile from a ground installation similar to the MK-41 launchers deployed in Romania. At the same time, the United States rejected the accusations of Russia, saying that the tests were carried out with a completely different setup, and that the MK-41 have purely defensive functions.

Recall that earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that NATO member countries introduce a moratorium on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles instead of the INF Treaty that has ceased operations. However, NATO rejected the proposal, accusing Russia of deploying ground-based installations of SSC-8 missile systems on Russian territory.
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  1. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 27 September 2019 10: 53
    +15
    "that the US intends to deploy medium-range missiles to protect its allies in Asia from China and the DPRK."
    The Saudis have already been "protected".
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 27 September 2019 11: 04
      +6
      US intends to deploy medium-range missiles

      Anaconda squeezes its ring around Russia!
      1. Andrey Chistyakov
        Andrey Chistyakov 27 September 2019 11: 09
        +5
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        US intends to deploy medium-range missiles

        Anaconda squeezes its ring around Russia!

        "Anaconda" will die !!!!
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 27 September 2019 12: 01
          +9
          Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
          will die !!!!

          Dies !!!!!
          1. krot
            krot 28 September 2019 10: 14
            +2
            Anglo-Saxons have always been and will remain hypocritical parasites on planet Earth!
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 27 September 2019 10: 56
    +11
    At the same time, the United States rejected the accusations of Russia, saying that the tests were carried out with a completely different setup,

    Aha.
    "With completely different. You can check the numbers, different"
    1. novel66
      novel66 27 September 2019 11: 09
      +6
      nothing prevents the ship from being shoved into them by the inviolable, but then, you see, you can’t? for whom are they holding us ??
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 27 September 2019 13: 30
        +3
        For Vanya is a fool to @. It only seems to me that they did not finish reading those tales ...
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 27 September 2019 10: 57
    +2
    The opening of the century is straight.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 September 2019 11: 02
      +2
      And without this expert it has long been known that launchers in Romania can easily be converted from defense to offensive.
      1. novel66
        novel66 27 September 2019 11: 09
        +10
        and not the fact that they are no longer redone
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 27 September 2019 11: 29
          +4
          Quote: novel xnumx
          and not the fact that they are no longer redone

          At what the redone has already been installed.
          No wonder they did not give us any guarantees
        2. Zhan
          Zhan 27 September 2019 19: 41
          +1
          Quote: novel xnumx
          and not the fact that they are no longer redone

          I am sure they planned it and did it initially. hi
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 September 2019 11: 00
    +3
    In the West, it was recognized that the MK-41 launchers deployed by the United States in Romania can easily be converted to offensive missions.
    1. Oh, but we did not know. 2. And what does it change.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 27 September 2019 11: 01
    +1
    These, too, placed a target for themselves on the nth place .... just a mark on the map, a future cross, in short.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 September 2019 11: 01
    0
    Earlier RїSЂRμR · RёRґRμRЅS, RѕSЃSЃRёRё P'P P "P ° RґRёRјRёSЂ RџSѓS,RёRЅ invited NATO member countries to introduce a moratorium on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles instead of the ceased operation of the INF Treaty.

    ... and that it is also possible to remake the MK-41 program to transfer missile defense weapons to offensive.
  7. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 27 September 2019 11: 01
    +7
    Russia's top political leadership and numerous Russian military experts have long insisted that the United States de facto violated the INF Treaty by deploying MK-41 units in Romania and plans to deploy them in Poland.
  8. dgonni
    dgonni 27 September 2019 11: 08
    0
    In general, it turned out like with the Pioneers during the feast! Andropov himself said that in this regard we did stupidity and the flight time to Moscow was critically reduced.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 27 September 2019 11: 26
      +2
      The flight time did not decrease, it remained the same as before, corresponding to the flying time of the tomahawks released from American submarines from the northern seas, washing Russia or the flying time from NATO air force bases in the same Romania, Poland, and similar countries where you can deploy tactical aircraft with JAASM-ER. So in reality, little has changed since then.
      1. dgonni
        dgonni 27 September 2019 11: 46
        0
        Well, and in what block in those days were Romanians, Poles and others like them? And from the northern seas, the states couldn’t get a thread for acromania with strarategs. For they drove one another that the gray gelding filly. It happened for everyone, but there was definitely no freedom of turn!
        But the Peshas second in response to the pioneers of the shtatovatsi quickly posted in a year! And from eastern Germany it is still only 15-17 minutes and not comme il faut.
        P.S. Andropov was not a man who did not understand the principles and everything else. He just analyzing concluded that they did worse! Ours in fact ran into the same calico. Unfortunately!
        1. D16
          D16 27 September 2019 12: 44
          0
          Pershing2 from Germany could never reach Moscow. So this is a whistle.
          1. dgonni
            dgonni 27 September 2019 13: 39
            +1
            They from the eastern part of Germany completely flew to themselves in 15 minutes! Risky but flew. And the fact that the second Persians calmly kept in fear the entire western part of the union of Ducs even have no words! So do not need more storytelling! Grandfather Andropov was not a stupid person. He clearly understood how the arms race ended.
            1. D16
              D16 27 September 2019 18: 59
              0
              Dokuda flew? Range P2 1770 km. From Moscow to Germany there were about 2000 versts. So no need to whistle. Grandfather was most likely misinformed. With the advent of the S-300B, the Americans successfully signed the INF Treaty and poher P2 as a blind branch of evolution.
        2. Sky strike fighter
          Sky strike fighter 27 September 2019 13: 58
          +1
          Well, and in what block in those days were Romanians, Poles and others like them?

          Ours in fact ran into the same calico. Unfortunately!

          I’m telling you about today's realities and that tactical aircraft with JAASM-ERs can fly from NATO air bases in Poland and Romania. There is no special strategic difference between air-based JAASM-ERs and ground-based Tomahawks in Poland and Romania. who where before was not important. Today's realities are important. So after the placement of the land tomahawks, nothing has changed. And Elk and Virginia from our northern seas could have attacked the Tomahawks before. So what did we run into? No matter. This arrangement was before. And now it has not changed. You judge based on the realities of the 80s, and not today.
          But the Peshas second in response to the pioneers of the shtatovatsi quickly posted in a year! And from eastern Germany it is still only 15-17 minutes and not comme il faut.

          So what? Gorbachev himself really wanted to give up. And what you are telling him was a convenient reason for him to do this. The fish rots from the head.
          Andropov was not a man who did not understand the principles and everything else.

          Well, of course. But then the USSR had a crisis of the system and the power system as well. Now the USA is already facing the same crisis. It's just that every system is designed for a certain period of time. Everything has its time.
          1. dgonni
            dgonni 27 September 2019 15: 56
            -1
            It can’t, because it’s not there yet! And posting what you wrote so far is unrealistic, but it will be real after the stupid antics of some of our strategists!
            The crisis of the system was in terms of the planners. They at the top clearly understood the jambs and Humpback was just the one who threw off the excessive burden. For amers, running around with medium-range rackets with stupid tricks of Russia at the moment is just the perfect moment in terms of jumping off! Chat with those who are in the subject! AND! Yes! Take a look at the Chinese! Everything up to Moscow is closed there! But you do not need to know this!
            1. Sky strike fighter
              Sky strike fighter 27 September 2019 18: 42
              0
              It can’t, because it’s not there yet!

              I doubt it. This summer, the Americans brought something to the Devesela base and installed it from rockets, and I won’t be surprised if it’s ground-based Tomahawks. JAASM-ER purchases Poland for its F-16. So I DO NOT BELIEVE.
              after the stupid tricks of some of our strategies!

              For example, give an example.
              The hunchback was just the one who threw off the overwhelming burden.

              He was the one who threw everyone to live beautifully.
              Take a look at the Chinese! Everything up to Moscow is closed there!

              China is completely shot like the United States.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 September 2019 11: 24
    +3
    In the West they recognized ...
    Oh really? And yesterday they said the opposite. And by means of missile defense, that they are against Iran and about exclusively "defensive" weapons, and about tests, and about ... And now they suddenly decided to reveal the secret of the Opening. Here he is "the beastly grin of imperialism" - signatures under some caricatures of 60-70.
  10. Bomb
    Bomb 27 September 2019 11: 37
    +1
    When remaking for offensive missiles launchers turn into ...... launchers turn into .... elegant targets for the KR ..... sorry little technical problem =)
  11. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 27 September 2019 11: 37
    +3
    This is so obvious, this Mk launcher. 41 universal, can launch both Standard rockets and Tomahawks. And of course, if it is put on land or transferred to the allies (Japan, South Korea and NATO countries), then it will not lose its functions and, if there are cruise missiles, the Tomahawk will be able to launch them according to their goals.

    More than sure, there’s no need to redo anything, these PU Mk. 41 from the very beginning, in Hungary and Poland they could launch Tomahawks.

    The missile defense system is not a defense system, but rather a system of mass use of tactical missiles in Russia.

    At the right time, both ground-based missile defense missile systems and US allied ships with launchers Mk.41 will receive the required number of Tomahawks, and all this should be applied to facilities in Russia from Kaliningrad to Chukotka.

    We need to be prepared for this, build up air defense, strengthen airfields, make alternate airfields and storage bases for fuels and lubricants and ammunition, and prepare a powerful retaliatory strike.
    1. Vincent
      Vincent 27 September 2019 11: 45
      +4
      The retaliatory strike can only be global and on the territory of the United States, the sense of firing at some launchers in a clean field ....
      1. Alex Nevs
        Alex Nevs 27 September 2019 12: 07
        0
        It was said ".. on decision-making centers ..."
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 27 September 2019 13: 39
          +1
          Quote: Alex Nevs
          It was said ".. on decision-making centers ..."

          And where will the center be, in Washington or in NORAD?
  12. Vincent
    Vincent 27 September 2019 11: 43
    -1
    Interestingly, someone knows exactly how many launchers are installed for simultaneous launch on these bases. This is not a ship with limited displacement, as I understand it, here you can install at least a hundred launchers with thousands of missiles. Half for defense, half for attack. Campaign, not everything is so simple.
    1. Charik
      Charik 27 September 2019 16: 03
      0
      the launcher has a certain number of mines so it’s not a fantasy about a thousand missiles in the launcher
  13. Tavi
    Tavi 27 September 2019 11: 45
    0
    interesting, but in our S-300 and S-400 can the same can be downloaded what else?
  14. Pavel57
    Pavel57 27 September 2019 12: 24
    0
    It is necessary to put a similar answer in Balaclava.
  15. Old26
    Old26 27 September 2019 12: 52
    +3
    In the West, it was recognized that the MK-41 launchers deployed by the United States in Romania can easily be converted to offensive missions.

    So they did not hide that the launchers are universal. The whole fuss was that ours accused that the placement of MK-41 was a violation. In fact, it would be a violation only if "axes" were installed in these launchers. The same is with our Iskander complex. The dimensions of the "payload compartment" make it possible to place cruise missiles with a range of 1,5-2 thousand kilometers on such a launch vehicle. Is this a violation of the contract? No, until these missiles are installed ...

    Quote: Fedor Sokolov
    Russia's top political leadership and numerous Russian military experts have long insisted that the United States de facto violated the INF Treaty by deploying MK-41 units in Romania and plans to deploy them in Poland.

    But de jure this was not. Why - my post is a little higher. The types of installations are clearly spelled out in the contract, and MK-41 is not among them ...

    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    More than sure, there’s no need to redo anything, these PU Mk. 41 from the very beginning, in Hungary and Poland they could launch Tomahawks.

    You don't need to redo anything. It is enough to change the software. In exactly the same way, by changing the flight mission and changing the trajectory of the Iskander quasi-ballistic missile, the range of use can be increased approximately threefold. And to place cruise missiles with a range of 1500-2500 km on the same launcher. But until this is done, there is no violation of the "letter" (article) of the contract. We can talk about some kind of violation of the "spirit" of the contract. They say that you can shoot other missiles from these launchers. Can. But so far there are no missiles in these launchers - the violation is only conditional. We have been butting with these arguments for a couple of years now, accusing each other side, but at the same time not having facts that could be unequivocally considered a violation of the treaty.

    Quote: Vincent
    Interestingly, someone knows exactly how many launchers are installed for simultaneous launch on these bases. This is not a ship with limited displacement, as I understand it, here you can install at least a hundred launchers with thousands of missiles. Half for defense, half for attack. Campaign, not everything is so simple.

    I’m sorry, Alexander, but what, were you banned from Google maps? The pictures clearly show how many launchers are currently on each base. Three blocks of 8 cells. A total of 24 launch cells at each base.
  16. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 27 September 2019 13: 14
    0
    But it didn’t occur to the Romanians, from an offensive these installations can turn into targets, together with the surrounding Romanians, the Romanian elite certainly hopes to sit aside, but our President seems to have made it clear that they will not be forgotten either.
  17. Old26
    Old26 27 September 2019 13: 35
    +2
    Quote: Chaldon48
    But it didn’t occur to the Romanians, from an offensive these installations can turn into targets, together with the surrounding Romanians, the Romanian elite certainly hopes to sit aside, but our President seems to have made it clear that they will not be forgotten either.

    And the people ask someone? If an Iskander brigade is deployed in your area tomorrow, it will occur to you that you have become a target? I think it will. But what will change from this? So it is with the Romanians
    1. Town Hall
      Town Hall 27 September 2019 13: 53
      -1
      Quote: Old26
      Does anyone ask people?

      C'mon .. The US base for Romania is a guarantee that no one will decide what kind of thread the referendum on joining what thread of the ancestral territories or something like that. For residents, a military base is a source of jobs, rich customers for markets, markets, hotels and td
      1. Charik
        Charik 27 September 2019 16: 06
        0
        for prostitutes whim
  18. NBV
    NBV 27 September 2019 13: 57
    0
    In fact, no one ever claimed that the MK 41 launchers were purely defensive in nature. The launcher is designed to standardize most short, medium or long range missiles, regardless of where they are located. MK 41 containers can contain both obsolete SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6 missiles, as well as ASROC, Sea Sparrow, ESSM and Tomahawk, as well as its latest modification RGM / UGM-109E Tomahawk (Block IV TLAM-E) , Long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM), General anti-aircraft modular missile (CAMM), as well as Aster and Barack 8.
    MK 41 is like a gun, where you can put a variety of ammunition, both deadly and non-lethal.
  19. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 27 September 2019 23: 06
    0
    for example, MK-41 installations in Romania: now they are exclusively defensive, but the systems can be easily remade for offensive purposes
    So yes, but it will be their last transformation. The very last one. Further, if that, only disposal. yes