At one time, many sleepless nights among the representatives of the NATO military command and the highest authorities of the United States and their partners were caused by the appearance in the Soviet Union of a truly unique weapons. We are talking about BZHRK - combat railway missile systems. In such cases, they usually talk about weapons that "have no analogues in the world." And although often such a statement is already perceived at the level of a meme, in the case of the BZHRK at the time of their appearance in the USSR, it really reflected an advantage in this area.
Exactly 15 years ago, Russia decided to finally abandon the operation of combat missile systems equipped for conventional freight trains. As it seemed to many then, it was in 2007 that a bullet point was put in the use of the BZHRK in our country. However, today it is more expedient to speak, rather, about ellipsis ... And there are reasons for this.
To date, the United States has withdrawn from a number of important strategic treaties. The position of even the fundamental treaty, START, is shaky. In such a situation, it can be considered unacceptable for Russia to continue to comply with its obligations in the agreements deposed by Washington. And this gives reason to say that the BZHRK may well have a second birth.
But here “maybe” and “may not be” - a lot depends on how seriously the representatives of the US authorities are ready to discuss global security issues with Russia.
BZHRK themselves are a whole phenomenon in the strategic arsenal. It is quite capable of sobering the hottest and clouded heads. Movement on thousands of kilometers of railways from Smolensk to Vladivostok. The ability to launch a rocket (potentially hypersonic) from virtually any point on the route, information about which has an extremely limited circle of people. Composition with a "rocket secret", and it is indistinguishable from hundreds of ordinary ones.
About BZHRK and its stories - in a video on Dmitry Puchkov's YouTube channel. Sergei Sigachev says: