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The Pentagon is thinking about a hypersonic nuclear missile as a response to the Russian Avangard

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The United States is seriously concerned about the creation of a hypersonic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead and would have a flight range equivalent to that of a traditional intercontinental ballistic missile.


U.S. Air Force begins research into hypersonic nuclear missile capabilities


Currently, the study of the prospects for the development of such a hypersonic launch vehicle has begun by specialists from the US Air Force. It is interesting that up to the present time, all official programs for the development of hypersonic weapons assumed conventional warheads for hypersonic missiles. So the interest of the US military in a hypersonic nuclear missile indicates a fundamental change in the existing approach to hypersonic weapons.

On August 12, 2020, the US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center included information posted on the Internet in its request. The request spoke about 7 possible ways to modernize an intercontinental ballistic missile. First of all, it was about ground strategic deterrence, since Minuteman III was not designed with this task in mind.

Among the areas of interest to the US military is the thermal protection system. According to Lieutenant General Richard Clarke, US Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, the ability to use new technologies will help counter any threats that the United States may face in the future. The appearance of a request in the public domain, as the general emphasized, indicates that the country has a real opportunity to introduce these technologies.

Answering a question from Aviation Week editor Steve Trimble, Lieutenant General Clarke noted that a hypersonic nuclear-armed missile does not meet the requirements of the existing program, but this only suggests that the paragraphs of this official document may be corrected.

Why is the US interested in hypersonic nuclear weapons


High-ranking officials of the US Department of Defense at the same time told the American press about the existing policy of restrictions on the development of hypersonic weapons. That while Washington is limiting the development of hypersonic missiles to the non-nuclear sphere, but this, nevertheless, cannot be an obstacle to research into the possibilities of nuclear hypersonic weapons.

Arms Control Association's director of disarmament policy, Kingston Rafe, found in a review prepared by President Donald Trump's administration, passages that may indicate the country's leadership interest in the development of hypersonic nuclear weapons. Here is one of these passages:

The Department of Defense will consider prioritizing existing research and development funding for advanced nuclear delivery technologies and prototyping capabilities. This will focus on the rapid development of nuclear delivery systems, alternative basing methods and capabilities to engage advanced air and missile defense systems.

The interest of the American side in hypersonic weapons is not surprising. Now the United States, like Russia, and China, and a number of other countries, are concerned with the development of the maximum flight speed of the missile and its capabilities to penetrate the enemy's anti-missile defenses.

The use of hypersonic weapons significantly complicates the enemy's ability to build high-quality protection or move their objects before the missile hits the final target.

Columnist Joseph Trevithick emphasizes that American interest in hypersonic nuclear weapons could be provoked by the development of similar weapons from potential opponents of the United States. As an example, Trevithick cites Russia, which has already adopted a number of Avangard missiles. China, according to the analyst, is also working on similar weapons. The hypersonic nuclear missile being developed in the United States is viewed precisely as a possible "response" to Avangard.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 20 August 2020 09: 22
    +3
    U.S. Air Force begins research into hypersonic nuclear missile capabilities

    It is expected that they will resist and will make Schaub become stronger than everyone again! the question is, will it work out ???
    Stripes is a serious, powerful, rich country and can do a lot if / when they stop fooling ...
    I am not a supporter of wishing others bad things and a lot, but the mess that they have ... let it last longer! Can we be calmer in the world? For the sake of the world of everything, only this way!
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 20 August 2020 09: 31
      +2
      To begin with, the United States first needs to make real working prototypes of hypersonic missiles ... then only the next stage of creating hyper-missiles by carriers of nuclear weapons will take place.
      How real the future will show ... it's not a matter of one year.
      1. Temples
        Temples 20 August 2020 10: 55
        +2
        The hypersonic nuclear missile being developed in the United States is viewed precisely as a possible "response" to Avangard.

        As I understand it, the Americans are not talking about a ballistic missile (Avangard complex).
        Since the Vanguard planning warhead does not have its own power plant

        They are interested in a missile similar to the Zircon, but with an intercontinental range.

        Installing a nuclear warhead on Zircon won't be difficult.

        The main thing is to be able to control a rocket at such speeds.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 22 August 2020 15: 01
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          Quote: Temples
          Installing a nuclear warhead on Zircon won't be difficult.

          And who told you that she was not there? bully
    2. Svarog
      Svarog 20 August 2020 09: 36
      +5
      Quote: rocket757
      the question is, will it work out ???

      Of course it will work out, a matter of time.
      I am not a supporter of wishing others bad things and a lot, but the mess that they have ... let it last longer!

      This mess is moving from them around the planet .. The era of the consumer is coming to an end, the world needs a new ideology .. The capitalists are mired in loans, and the globalists are trying with their last bit of strength to restore their influence, the compartment is a mess. And this mess will hit us the same way .. Now is the time to get away from this, leave the WTO, abandon the dollar, return the socialist state. These steps will help avoid shocks in Russia.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 August 2020 09: 44
        +1
        Quote: Svarog
        These steps will help avoid shocks in Russia.

        Avoiding shocks, losses will not work, because they got stuck, got stuck in that ... swamp very seriously.
        Measures, countermeasures, self-preservation must be taken .... unfortunately, there is NO exact, reliable recipe! at best, in pieces / parts / especially important areas, you can hedge yourself and then it will not be easy to do! because the CONTROL SYSTEM itself is not ice, and it may happen worse ... it’s too dull for them.
      2. Kart
        Kart 20 August 2020 10: 02
        +2
        Quote: Svarog
        Now is the time to get away from this, leave the WTO, abandon the dollar, return the socialist state.

        Does that mean taking everything away again and handing it over to the right, communist hands?
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 20 August 2020 10: 10
          +3
          Quote: Carte
          Quote: Svarog
          Now is the time to get away from this, leave the WTO, abandon the dollar, return the socialist state.

          Does that mean taking everything away again and handing it over to the right, communist hands?

          The state is obliged to restore control over natural resources and the largest enterprises.
          It is this resource, with the correct internal policy and goal setting, that is necessary for development.
          If you look at the largest enterprises, which can only conditionally be called ours, you will see that they are managed extremely ineffectively, money is being taken away from Russia, leaving pitiful crumbs in the form of taxes from what they decided to show .. at the same time, they regularly get into the pocket of the state (taxpayer) asking for loans .. at the same time, the TOP management, for its ineffective activities, receives fabulous money .. but besides the salary, they manage to steal on purchases and kickbacks ..
          So why do we need such "brilliant and effective" owners? Why are Western shareholders needed when the people themselves can be a shareholder and receive dividends for natural resources? Which would be patriotic and fair.
          Therefore, yes, take away or redeem at the price at which the privatizers bought ..
          1. A.TOR
            A.TOR 20 August 2020 10: 34
            +6
            The shareholders bought blocks of shares, i.e. contributed the money necessary for the development of the company.
            In addition, the necessary foreign technologies often come with the shareholders.
            Finally, many shareholders of large Russian commodity companies are helping to improve sales abroad.
            And workers, as owners, will not give the company anything except patriotism and justice.
            "Take away" - get a worldwide obstruction in the markets, buy back - and for what? Spend state money and give the workers shares? Well, well ... these shares will quickly become penny
            1. Svarog
              Svarog 20 August 2020 11: 03
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              Quote: A.TOR
              The shareholders bought blocks of shares, i.e. contributed the money necessary for the development of the company.

              Shareholders invest money to make a profit and the benefit from them is questionable, only in terms of investment. But as we can see, their investments do not really help, if managers run to the state and ask for taxpayer money. Nobody will allow them to transfer serious technologies, the maximum that they can - supply some kind of equipment, naturally for money, for the same money, and possibly even cheaper, the state can buy.
              many shareholders of large Russian raw materials companies are helping to improve sales abroad.

              Again, in practice everything is different .. Schroeder, what a political weight, and the Americans manage to stop the "Nord Stream"
              "Take away" - get a worldwide obstruction in the markets, buy back - and for what? Spend state money and give the workers shares? Well, well ... these shares will quickly become penny

              It depends on what economy you live in, if you pray for a dollar, then yes ..
          2. Revival
            Revival 23 August 2020 14: 08
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            Should the state regain control?
            Who (what) are you talking about?
            The state has everything under control
      3. Serg65
        Serg65 20 August 2020 12: 21
        -2
        Quote: Svarog
        These steps will help avoid shocks in Russia.

        what Cool! You, leading the country to upheavals, promise people no upheavals ... I don't even know what to call it ... ahh, so this is one hundred percent Leninism .. exactly !!!
        By the way, your idol, Leshka Navalny, was struck by a stroke, after all, there is a God in heaven and he marks rogue! I am now interested in the question ... and who is now the first in line ... for the rogue? In your underground cell, Vladimir, there are no people who accidentally want to become a sacred victim in the name of the revolution? Of course, he will fly into the account of money, but for that he will enter the memory of descendants as a holy sacrifice!
        1. Gardamir
          Gardamir 20 August 2020 16: 11
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          Cool!

          I understand that you were immediately born an old grouch?
      4. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 22 August 2020 15: 05
        +1
        Quote: Svarog
        return the socialist state.

        Do you know how to do it bloodlessly?
        Or "to the ground, and then ..." (c)
        I personally do not want a bloody bath for my children, and peaceful reforms are being delayed for some reason. Don’t you?
    3. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 20 August 2020 09: 42
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      Stripes are a serious, powerful, rich country and can do a lot

      They can ... if they find someone to buy. Not from anyone, but from whom ... It's a bitter joke that American universities are a place where Russian professors teach Chinese students - only in the areas of jurisprudence and medicine - a joke. And in terms of physics and mathematics - not a joke at all.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 August 2020 09: 47
        +1
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        They can ... if they find someone to buy.

        As an option, and by no means fantastic. The glitter of gold drove many crazy and made them no longer worthy people, at all.
  2. KCA
    KCA 20 August 2020 09: 30
    +2
    How difficult it is with them, a new carrier needs to be developed for the warhead, the UR-100 was also not developed for the Avangard, but the Avangard fit into it
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 August 2020 09: 45
      +1
      The UR-100 had a half dozen left. Old liquid rocket. There was nowhere to put them.
      So they were adapted for the Vanguard. One piece per rocket.
      It seems that only two Vanguards are deployed with plans for 12 pieces.
      1. Kart
        Kart 20 August 2020 10: 04
        +4
        Ага.
        A rusty, worthless rocket that a dozen and a half Russian savages stole somewhere.
        They fastened the vanguard with duct tape (naturally stolen from the Americans), but only 2 pieces.
        The rest of course drank.
        Pelevin.
        1. Fat
          Fat 23 August 2020 13: 25
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          Quote: Carte
          Ага.
          A rusty, worthless rocket that a dozen and a half Russian savages stole somewhere.
          They fastened the vanguard with duct tape (naturally stolen from the Americans), but only 2 pieces.
          The rest of course drank.
          Pelevin.

          Well, you gave it out! Stormy incessant applause ...
      2. KCA
        KCA 20 August 2020 10: 09
        +5
        Here you are a specialist, there was nowhere to put them, old missiles, much younger than the Minutemans would be, and miraculously took them away from Okraina for gas debts of about 30 pieces, no one says exactly how many, the UR-100 UTTH is a good rocket, 4,5 tons per 10 km, who and how many "Avangard" BB placed them on them or no one will tell me, but at least one was launched on the UR-000 UTTKh and very successfully, all characteristics were confirmed
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 20 August 2020 10: 20
          0
          I meant that the rocket is liquid. Modern Yars are solid fuel.
          The test was, you wrote correctly, only one. In Kamchatka, without
          smooth descent and maneuvering of the Vanguard. He attacked vertically,
          like a conventional warhead. Before that, the Vanguard was tested two more times.
          with MRBM. And the Vanguard was adopted.
          1. slipped
            slipped 20 August 2020 10: 30
            0
            Quote: voyaka uh
            And the Vanguard was adopted.


            Because what they wanted to do happened. And very soon, as the commander of the troops, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev, said just now, flight design at Sarmat. laughing
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 20 August 2020 10: 37
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              Because there was a strict instruction: "put into service".
              With five tests, of which three were successful, of which only one -
              with ICBMs.
              The vanguard is more of a psychological weapon than an accurate combat system.
              And it works. Look, the Americans also began to stir, although they
              twitch? Like pulling America into an arms race, the Vanguard works.
              Russia is afraid of the American strategic missile defense. While weak, but
              gradually increasing.
              1. 3danimal
                3danimal 20 August 2020 13: 26
                0
                Like pulling America into an arms race, the Vanguard works.

                The problem is that being drawn into an arms race will work in the opposite direction. And the Russian Federation will also have to invest large funds (whose resource is much less) on the development of weapons. The last time it ended - everyone knows ..
          2. KCA
            KCA 20 August 2020 10: 37
            +2
            The modern "Sarmat" is also liquid, then, where does the information about vertical fall come from? The official statement of the press service of the Ministry of Defense said:
            During the flight at hypersonic speed, the planning winged unit completed vertical and horizontal controlled maneuvering and at the appointed time struck a conventional target on the battlefield of the range
            Or did you stand at the point of the fall and yourself observed the lack of maneuvers during the fall?
            The Americans, who were invited to the test tasting, and who were tracking the launch in every possible way, somehow swallowed in silence, like an experienced prostitute after a blowjob
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 20 August 2020 10: 40
              -2
              This was a test inside Russia, not with an ICBM across Kamchatka.
              Wrong altitude and speed.
              1. KCA
                KCA 20 August 2020 10: 50
                +2
                Um, do you know a little about intercontinental ballistic missiles? What is the wrong height and speed? And the altitude and speed are monopenisual for launching at 10 km, or at 000 km to the Kura range, in your opinion, the pilot sits in the launch vehicle and looks, aha, the altitude is 6 km, that's enough, I won't go higher, the speed is 000 km / s, that's enough, don't increase I will, right?
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 20 August 2020 10: 56
                  -1
                  You have an interesting terminology: "monopenisual", "as an experienced
                  prostitute after blowjob ".
                  Feels like a person with life experience ... laughing
                  It was nice to exchange views. hi
                  1. KCA
                    KCA 20 August 2020 11: 25
                    +4
                    Well, yes, in his youth he played pranks, now, perhaps, unfortunately, he calmed down, I sit on all kinds of Internet, grumbling
                    1. voyaka uh
                      voyaka uh 20 August 2020 11: 29
                      +2
                      Eh ... youth. Nice to remember. fellow
                      (I didn’t minus you, I don’t put any minuses in principle)
                      drinks
                      1. KCA
                        KCA 20 August 2020 11: 45
                        +2
                        Yes, I knock on the drum with my feet, I simply express my opinion, I’m no stranger to the fact that it does not coincide with someone else’s, it should be so, everyone has his own point of view on any event, it’s a pity when the opposite happens and people turn into a crowd and are led by money or slogans, without realizing anything from what is happening
          3. Voyager
            Voyager 20 August 2020 14: 37
            +1
            Alexey, what data source are you referring to?
  3. Avior
    Avior 20 August 2020 09: 39
    +2
    Unfortunately, the arms race is spinning more and more.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 20 August 2020 09: 47
      +1
      Quote: Avior
      the arms race is unfolding more and more.


      Well, what are we, soldiers, to blame
      That our guns are not covered ?!
      Until the enemies threw clubs,
      You can't do without fighting and war.

      I would have guns and mortars
      Never charged
      Wouldn't even go to shooting galleries -
      Decorated Christmas trees for children.
      V. Vysotsky
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 20 August 2020 09: 43
    0
    Most likely, the talking shop was started precisely as an excuse to "ligate" the ongoing work on the creation of such a US rocket. They probably, as soon as they got involved in hypersonic missiles, worked on their nuclear version, and now they decided to speed up the work, at the same time they have recently thought about the information about the nuclear version of the rocket. ..
    1. KCA
      KCA 20 August 2020 10: 15
      0
      They have a problem with nuclear charges, a new charge is needed for a new hypersonic controlled glider, and the Sshanians in 10 years, at best, will be able to create it, therefore they developed it in a conventional version, 10 years, at least, for the development of a glider, if not from scratch , and 10 years for the development of the charge, well, another 5 years for the production of the charge, this is for Vysotsky only "there are no first and lagging behind", but in fact the United States lags far behind
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 20 August 2020 09: 43
    -1
    Wanting and doing different things, let's hope that the United States will not be able to develop an analogue of our Avangard for a long time
  6. Private-K
    Private-K 20 August 2020 09: 51
    0
    I didn't understand why request : What kind of hypersonic missile with nuclear warheads are we talking about with an ICBM range? ICBMs are so hypersonic, as they were originally hi Or do they want a controlled ICBM? Or what?
  7. askort154
    askort154 20 August 2020 09: 58
    -1
    China, according to the analyst, is also working on similar weapons.

    The "arms race" between the USA and the USSR, which died down in the 90s, is reviving again, but a "third" - China has already appeared. Now on the "stage" of the planet Earth three guns already weigh.
    One of them will certainly, sooner or later, shoot, turning the entire planet into a desert. Everyone understands that this is the "end", but they stubbornly strive for it. Some kind of fatal madness rules the World. fool
  8. boom Boom
    boom Boom 20 August 2020 09: 59
    -3
    Strangely, I read in a nonsense interest that they consider the nuclear engine not safe and stopped all work on it
    1. Kart
      Kart 20 August 2020 10: 06
      0
      They consider it unsafe only in the wrong hands, that is, ours.
      Everything that has been done with them is by definition safe and good, because for freedom and democracy throughout the world.
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  10. upoan
    upoan 20 August 2020 10: 04
    0
    The United States has a powerful economy, a developed military-industrial complex, a huge military budget, there are developments, there is no doubt that they will have their own vanguard, it's only a matter of time.
  11. Old26
    Old26 20 August 2020 10: 09
    +3
    Quote: Thrifty
    Most likely, the talking shop was started precisely as an excuse to "ligate" the ongoing work on the creation of such a US rocket. They probably, as soon as they got involved in hypersonic missiles, worked on their nuclear version, and now they decided to speed up the work, at the same time they have recently thought about the information about the nuclear version of the rocket. ..

    The question has now been simply transferred to a slightly different plane. They are going to create a missile with a hypersonic guided unit carrying a nuclear charge (before that, all their developments of the GZ units concerned units with a non-nuclear charge) and a range equivalent to that of an ICBM.
    They said nothing new. In the future, they have the creation of a new ICBM to replace the Minuteman-3 (let's call it Minuteman-4 for simplicity). They have no and never will have problems with the creation of such a rocket. But adapting it to the winged unit and testing it is additional flight tests (how many such tests there will be is unknown). And additional tests are not only additional time, but also additional costs. And now the US is just setting the stage for that. IMHO
  12. Old26
    Old26 20 August 2020 10: 13
    +4
    Quote: Alexey-74
    Wanting and doing different things, let's hope that the United States will not be able to develop an analogue of our Avangard for a long time

    Don't underestimate your opponent. The Americans have scientific and technological potential, as well as industrial. And there is, as they say, "machine". And they will do it. 10-16 years ago they already tested the X-43 and X-51 hypersonic cruise missiles and achieved the necessary results. So it has been achieved here too.

    Quote: Private-K
    I didn't understand why request : What kind of hypersonic missile with nuclear warheads are we talking about with an ICBM range? ICBMs are so hypersonic, as they were originally hi Or do they want a controlled ICBM? Or what?

    Apparently, Oleg, this is either a translation error, or an author's flaw. Most likely we are talking about an ICBM with a hypersonic maneuvering unit (possibly winged), but not with a conventional one, but with a nuclear charge
  13. boriz
    boriz 20 August 2020 10: 42
    0
    "The Pentagon is thinking about a hypersonic nuclear missile in response to the Russian Avangard"
    First they will think about the rocket, then how to cut the budget ...
    In 15 years, there will be the first flight of the rocket, with an unknown result (unknown from a technical point of view, but the budget will be drank).
  14. Indifferent
    Indifferent 20 August 2020 10: 42
    +1
    Their scientists and engineers have long been retired. And doctors, lawyers and managers, even from Princeton University, do not know how to make rockets from the word at all. Chinese and Hindus cannot be invited to such work. They will run away with their prey. Therefore, inventing will be long and tedious. Spend $ 2040 trillion with dubious results by XNUMX.
  15. Old26
    Old26 20 August 2020 10: 52
    +1
    Quote: indifferent
    Their scientists and engineers have long been retired. And doctors, lawyers and managers, even from Princeton University, do not know how to make rockets from the word at all. Chinese and Hindus cannot be invited to such work. They will run away with their prey. Therefore, inventing will be long and tedious. Spend $ 2040 trillion with dubious results by XNUMX.

    Of course of course. There is nobody. There are no designers in any industry. Neither in aircraft construction, nor in shipbuilding, nor in rocketry. Everything for them is done by Hindu-Chinese-Russian. The Americans themselves are not capable of anything ...
    Isn't it funny to say such nonsense? I understand that for this you can get a lot of pluses from uryakolok. And increase your own self-esteem. But all this is far from reality.
  16. Sibguest
    Sibguest 20 August 2020 11: 12
    0
    "The Pentagon is thinking ....", he thought - and realized that not a damn thing would come of it.
    In general: to hell, because - not to hell!
  17. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 August 2020 11: 39
    -1
    Pentagon thought about a hypersonic nuclear missile as a response to the Russian Avangard
    While he is thinking, we will have another, more powerful weapon.
  18. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 20 August 2020 11: 46
    0
    "... thinking about a hypersonic nuclear missile" - level terminology Murzilka magazine ...

    The hypersonic nuclear missile being developed in the United States is viewed precisely as a possible "response" to Avangard.

    All strategic ballistic missiles and their load - reach hypersonic speeds. The term - hypersonic, has never been applied to them - philistine.

    The term - "nuclear missile" - philistine, why on earth is it nuclear? Maybe strategic?
    And if the payload is not nuclear then the "missile is not nuclear" becomes?
    Or is it "nuclear" because it has a nuclear fission-powered propulsion system?
    Why so bad?
    In the USSR, even in popular science magazines UT and TM they wrote competently ...

    "Vanguard" differs from conventional BB in that it maneuvers not only due to correction engines, but also due to aerodynamic surfaces.
    The difference between the Avangard complex is only in the use of an unpredictable BB flight trajectory.
    1. c2020
      c2020 20 August 2020 16: 23
      -1
      Their scientists and engineers have long been retired.

      And our scientists and engineers even have their pensions stolen by raising the retirement age. Look for fools to develop a new technique with such a wicked attitude towards engineers and scientists.
      we will have another, more powerful weapon

      We ran away ... First, return each of them two Volga cars, which were stolen during the privatization process. Plus, give everyone back the interest on these cars that have run over 30 years. Get back the unpaid salaries of the 90s, and also with 30 years of interest. Well, after that, of course, pay everyone an American salary. Only after that it will be possible to dream about another, more powerful weapon. And it is not worth laughing with Vanguards, Zircons, Petrels and Poseidons. With poor engineers and scientists, all these scarecrows are not worth a penny, because they can get entangled in the footcloths of poverty ...
  19. Old26
    Old26 20 August 2020 17: 13
    +3
    Quote: voyaka uh
    I meant that the rocket is liquid. Modern Yars are solid fuel.
    The test was, you wrote correctly, only one. In Kamchatka, without
    smooth descent and maneuvering of the Vanguard. He attacked vertically,
    like a conventional warhead. Before that, the Vanguard was tested two more times.
    with MRBM. And the Vanguard was adopted.

    Product testing 15Yu71 (aka "Project 4202", aka "Vanguard") was FIVE
    1. September 27.09.2013, 03.01 (launch at 49: 12) from launch pad 370 of site XNUMX of the Yasnaya base. Emergency start
    2. September 26.02.2015, 08.01 (launch at 49: 12) from launch pad 370 of site XNUMX of the Yasnaya base. Emergency start
    3. April 19.04.2016, 06.41 (launch at 55: 12) from launch No. 370 of site XNUMX of the Yasnaya base. Successful start
    4. April 25.10.2016, 09.00 (launch at 04: 12) from launch No. 370 of site XNUMX of the Yasnaya base. Successful start
    5. April 26.12.2018, 09.59 (launch at 00: 12) from launch No. 370 of site XNUMX of the Yasnaya base. Successful start
    After that, the complex was put into service and deployed in the PR of the 13th missile division. Considering that the test track is under the close scrutiny of the Americans, in particular their radar station on AB Shemiya, it is foolish to expect the tests to be complete. It is like giving the Americans a test plan and a cyclogram.

    And all five times the tests were carried out using the 15A35-71 (or 15A71) rocket. No tests with the help of the MRBM were carried out, if only due to the fact that at present there is no MRBM in service in Russia ....