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New MBR "Frontier"

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As part of the renewal of the equipment of the armed forces, it is planned not only to purchase equipment and weapons that have already been created, but also to develop new types of them. Last Friday, 7 June, there were reports that Russian strategic rocket forces would soon receive a new intercontinental ballistic missile. In the coming months, the serial construction of new ICBMs will begin and they will begin to intercede on combat duty.


Launch of Topol-E ICBM, Kapustin Yar test site, 107, 2009 site (processed photo from http://militaryphotos.net)


As it became known the other day, 6 June in the evening (Moscow time) at the Kapustin Yar test site took place the next test launch of the rocket, created by the project "Frontier". Within a few minutes, the rocket delivered several training warheads to the training targets. The latter fell on the territory of the Sary-Shagan test site, located near the Balkhash lake in Kazakhstan, at a distance of over two thousand kilometers from the launch site. According to reports, the launch of a promising missile was carried out with a mobile launcher, similar to that used in the Topol and Yars missile systems.

The next day, after a test launch, Colonel-General V. Zarudnitsky, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff, announced some details of the event. According to him, the purpose of the test launch was to work out some kind of missile combat equipment. Also, the Colonel-General noted that this was already the fourth test launch in the framework of the Rubezh project and it was successful. All training warheads hit their conventional targets. Tests and fine-tuning of the rocket are nearing completion. This year, another launch of the Rubezh missile will take place, and if it is successful, the new missile system will be ready for adoption.

For obvious reasons, Colonel-General Zarudnitsky did not speak about the exact characteristics and capabilities of the Boundary. He limited himself to only the most general formulations. The new missile system, according to him, will significantly expand the potential of the Russian strategic missile forces, since it has higher capabilities and improved maneuverability characteristics in comparison with existing systems. More accurate data or numbers were not called.

Nevertheless, the head of the Main Operational Directorate told about the plans of the military department. After the next test launch, the Rubezh missile system will be put into service and the serial construction of missiles will begin. At the same time, the first Rubezh missile systems are scheduled to be put on duty by the end of this year. According to reports, the Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant is currently assembling missiles for testing. Probably, it is this company that will supply the first serial missiles to the Strategic Missile Forces, but some sources mention the upcoming transfer of production to Votkinsk. Now rocket troops are busy preparing the necessary infrastructure and training personnel. Thus, all the preparatory work will be completed before the end of 2013.

Unfortunately, very little is known about the new Rubezh missile system. There is no reliable information even about the exact dates of its development. According to various sources, design work began no later than 2006, at the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering. The first launch of the rocket (according to other data, throwing tests) took place at the end of September 2011 of the year and ended in an accident. Two more test launches took place last year, and the last one so far took place last Thursday. Of the four launches, only one ended in an accident, and the other three ended in a successful defeat of training targets.

On the design of the new rocket there is almost no information. According to various sources, "Frontier" was made on the basis of one of the latest solid-fuel rockets created at the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering. Thus, the new ICBM could be a deep modernization of the Topol-M or Yars. Based on this information, the launch weight of the rocket is estimated to be no less than 60 tons. There is information about creating a new mobile launcher, significantly different from similar machines of the previous complexes. The rocket, as well as other similar systems, presumably, is executed according to the three-step scheme.

Exact payload data of the promising missile is not available. Earlier in the media was referred to as a monoblock head, and separated from the warheads of individual guidance. From the reports of the latest launch at the moment, it follows that the Boundary was equipped with several warheads. In addition, the rocket carries a certain set of means to overcome the enemy's missile defense.

The “new combat equipment” mentioned by Colonel-General Zarudnitsky raises certain questions, and also serves as a reason for various reflections. For example, the authors of the portal MilitaryRussia.ru suggest that a new maneuvering combat unit may be created for the Frontend missile. This assumption is indirectly confirmed by the fact that the last test launches were made from the Kapustin Yar test site for training purposes at the Sary-Shagan test site. The latter has a set of monitoring tools needed to collect information on the progress of the launch. In addition, Sary-Shagan is located in such a way that foreign reconnaissance tools do not have the ability to monitor the progress of a missile’s flight, and this can be used to covertly test promising systems.

As a result, only the information about the number of test launches, the approximate dates of their completion, as well as plans for adopting the missile complex for arming is reliably known about the Rubezh project. The technical details of the project are still closed to the general public. However, in the current situation, we can draw the appropriate conclusions. The fragmentary data and various assumptions allow us to hope for the emergence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile for the Strategic Missile Forces, which has significant advantages over the existing ones.


On the materials of the sites:
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  1. Sgt.
    Sgt. 11 June 2013 07: 59 New
    32
    Well done!
    Another nail in the ass!
    I had in mind a powerful argument to our "partners" to review their plans for missile defense in Geyvrop
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 13 June 2013 03: 41 New
      +4
      BZHRK would still run along the web of railway, it would be very good. wink
  2. MGVM
    MGVM 11 June 2013 08: 16 New
    11
    The potential of the Russian Army is growing by leaps and bounds, and it pleases the future of Russia with a blue sky.
  3. Trailer
    Trailer 11 June 2013 08: 16 New
    55
    If you want to get to America, enter the missile forces!
    1. avt
      avt 11 June 2013 15: 06 New
      +7
      Quote: Karavan
      If you want to get to America, enter the missile forces!

      laughing good Cool! Hit the top ten! laughing
    2. Ash
      Ash 11 June 2013 15: 28 New
      +8
      This is a joke from the series:
      A warrant officer arrives - the launcher’s mechanical drive drunk home, and so that his wife doesn’t swear, she says: “After all, we’ll start tomorrow, and at the start two people die at the command of the APU - the mechanic’s driver and the commander. .
    3. Rats
      Rats 12 June 2013 14: 52 New
      +1
      Button accordion, but what a cool one))))
    4. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 13 June 2013 03: 34 New
      +1
      laughing good joke good
  4. Ivan79
    Ivan79 11 June 2013 08: 18 New
    +2
    Most likely a really deep modernization of the "poplar" or "yars." Perhaps the analogue of "Satan" in miniature, to overcome the layered missile defense ... winked
    1. Redpartyzan
      Redpartyzan 11 June 2013 21: 33 New
      12
      This is not an analogue of Satan! Satan is a liquid fuel rocket capable of lifting 7300 kg of net weight. For comparison, solid fuel poplar m 1200 kg! The greater the useful weight, the greater the chance of overcoming a clear hedgehog. The frontier is also a solid fuel rocket, and for all its modernity, its useful load is in any case inferior to Satan. The military promised a new liquid fuel to replace Satan. This is a bomb, I'm looking forward to it!
  5. erased
    erased 11 June 2013 08: 28 New
    +9
    New technology is always good. And even the veil of secrecy is understandable, and so everyone blabbed at the enemies.
    If only the missile really performed its tasks. And if necessary, calmly flew to landfills near Washington and Los Angeles.
    1. Tarpon
      Tarpon 11 June 2013 08: 59 New
      +4
      Quote: erased
      New technology is always good. And even the veil of secrecy is understandable, and so everyone blabbed at the enemies.
      .

      Therefore, the tests were carried out at the internal training ground, so that the "partners" could not calculate the parameters.
  6. fero
    fero 11 June 2013 09: 24 New
    +3
    ICBM launch "Topol-E", Kapustin Yar training ground, site 107, 2009 (processed photo from http://militaryphotos.net)

    Please correct the signature to the photo ... ICBMs are not exported, like lol
    1. Rebus
      Rebus 11 June 2013 10: 27 New
      +9
      Quote: fero
      Please correct the signature to the photo ... ICBMs are not exported, like

      In this case, the index "E" means experimental. In general, ICBMs with the “E” index were created to test combat equipment.
      He noted that experimental missiles will be used to test new military equipment "Topol-E".
      http://topwar.ru/3202-v-rossii-sozdany-neuyazvimye-yadernye
      -boegolovki.html
      1. fero
        fero 11 June 2013 13: 44 New
        +3
        thanks for the info smile soldier
      2. Jurkovs
        Jurkovs 11 June 2013 15: 20 New
        +1
        In the upper part of the rocket there is a skirt and bulges in it. Is that a maneuvering nozzle?
        1. Rebus
          Rebus 11 June 2013 16: 30 New
          +2
          Quote: Jurkovs
          Is that a maneuvering nozzle?

          Not necessarily, there may simply be a separable warhead such as this, with only one fairing.
        2. Andrey57
          Andrey57 11 June 2013 20: 25 New
          +2
          Rather, the fairing of several warheads, vaguely resembling something similar to the cruise missiles that Sary-Shagan always experienced fellow
    2. Onotollah
      Onotollah 12 June 2013 19: 20 New
      14
      Quote: fero
      .MBRs are not exported like

      ICBMs are made exclusively for export. No matter how ridiculous it sounds. smile
      And they come with almost no prepayment, you just need to ask well laughing
      Well, or by barter - you are our democracy, we are your product. smile
      1. Bear52
        Bear52 12 June 2013 23: 04 New
        +2
        Bravissimo, comrade !!! 1000+! drinks good
  7. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov 11 June 2013 09: 30 New
    +7
    All just great. However, there is one alarming point. This is the heterogeneity or multiplicity of missiles of a seemingly one class. There was a "Poplar". At the moment, he became a little old and he went to replace “Topol-M”. Some time has passed and we learn that the Yars is being adopted. Did a little “Yars” - switched to “Yars-M”. Tested and adopted. I don’t know if Yars-M is on combat duty or not? Not even a year has passed - it turns out we are adopting a new complex, the Rubezh complex. Maybe it’s worth it to decide.
    1. Constantine
      Constantine 11 June 2013 11: 03 New
      +7
      Perhaps this is development, implementation and further development, taking into account new experience. For so many years, defense comas have not gone unnoticed. It is necessary to restore the position and pace, hence such movements.
    2. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 11 June 2013 15: 22 New
      +4
      I don’t think it’s heterogeneous. All missiles are actually on the same platform and on the same technology.
    3. Ash
      Ash 11 June 2013 15: 25 New
      +1
      “Yarsa-M” never existed, and “Poplar” was put on the database in the 80s. Thus, “Poplar-M” is the first attempt to replace “Poplar”, and “Yars” is nothing more than modified "Topol - M" (and improvements related to the manufacturing technology of the launcher, but the same rocket).
    4. Bashkaus
      Bashkaus 12 June 2013 13: 40 New
      +1
      And what is there to guard. We take a Mercedes S class car and what do we see? Mercedes? YES, class S? YES. Body W? yes, but the fact that the numbers are different from W108 to W221, so this is for true connoisseurs)))
      And here the same garbage.
    5. Flanker66
      Flanker66 5 November 2013 22: 44 New
      0
      Apparently you can’t stand still, products are improving, modernizing, getting new indexes ... We don’t know what the Frontier is based on, it can be the same YaRS, but correspondingly with a different code ... This is my personal opinion
  8. Svarog
    Svarog 11 June 2013 09: 40 New
    +1
    The fact that several research institutes do different rockets is not bad, it's not 2 series that are launched, they will choose the best. If there is money for this, then the best option is always the competition, you know.
    An interesting name is "Frontier", are there thoughts of "deep meaning" in the name? :)
  9. zennon
    zennon 11 June 2013 10: 33 New
    +2
    Too carried away by solid fuel. They are weak. The load is small.
    1. Colonel
      Colonel 11 June 2013 12: 06 New
      0
      But heptyl does not need to be sniffed
      1. Andrey77
        Andrey77 11 June 2013 13: 30 New
        +3
        Depends on range and payload. You can’t get to the ISS without heptyl.
    2. Andrey77
      Andrey77 11 June 2013 13: 25 New
      -3
      Tell it to the Americans. Well, or ours. The BZHRK was a solid rocket. Where do you want more?
    3. mizantropi
      mizantropi 11 June 2013 13: 34 New
      +3
      So after all, they will soon promise a new heavy liquid unit, for mine-based (the heir to "Satan" at a new technological level). We will see.
      1. Jurkovs
        Jurkovs 11 June 2013 15: 27 New
        +5
        Perhaps on a new medium they use Sineva’s technology - encapsulation of fuel at the factory. This allows you to use the pros and liquid and solid rocket at the same time.
    4. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs 11 June 2013 15: 25 New
      0
      Increased combat readiness eliminates the need for fewer carriers. When liquid refuel, they are removed from combat duty.
  10. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 11 June 2013 12: 51 New
    +2
    Yes, new weapons are good .... just to keep the budget.
    1. Misantrop
      Misantrop 11 June 2013 15: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: Grigorich 1962
      just to withstand the budget.

      The budget will stand. Just due to the fact that this money is scrolled inside the country, and not fall offshore
      1. yanus
        yanus 11 June 2013 17: 25 New
        -6
        Quote: Misantrop
        The budget will stand. Just due to the fact that this money is scrolled inside the country, and not fall offshore

        The original logic. Try to burn your salary in the stove in the kitchen. And if the toad begins to choke, tell her that the money remains inside the house.
  11. vostok68
    vostok68 11 June 2013 13: 08 New
    0
    Cheaper, especially in operation, maybe it's not such a big price for slightly worse performance (P36ORB is still impossible!)
    1. zennon
      zennon 11 June 2013 15: 05 New
      +3
      Quote: vostok68
      for a little worse performance

      Yes, not a little! How much does it carry? A ton with not a big one? We need a car with RGM, false targets, a long range. And heptyl does not need to be sniffed! Modern systems are ampulized, without leaks.
      1. Colonel
        Colonel 11 June 2013 20: 12 New
        +1
        Yeah, the theory is "excellent"
  12. duchy
    duchy 11 June 2013 13: 18 New
    +1
    It is gratifying that our space military industry does not stand still and it pleases. Well, let the vorogi scratch their turnips. recourse
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 11 June 2013 13: 32 New
      +2
      They scratched turnips for a long time (vorogi), alas.
  13. indiggo
    indiggo 11 June 2013 15: 02 New
    +2
    Quote: VohaAhov
    All just great. However, there is one alarming point. This is the heterogeneity or multiplicity of missiles of a seemingly one class. There was a "Poplar". At the moment, he became a little old and he went to replace “Topol-M”. Some time has passed and we learn that the Yars is being adopted. Did a little “Yars” - switched to “Yars-M”. Tested and adopted. I don’t know if Yars-M is on combat duty or not? Not even a year has passed - it turns out we are adopting a new complex, the Rubezh complex. Maybe you should already decide


    enemies do not sleep, the air defense and missile defense system is constantly being upgraded! standing in place of our strategic nuclear forces is not permissible; you need to be one step ahead.
  14. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 11 June 2013 15: 05 New
    +1
    Quote: VohaAhov
    Not even a year has passed - it turns out we are adopting a new complex, the Rubezh complex. Maybe it’s worth it to decide.


    Quote: Svarog
    The fact that several research institutes do different rockets is not bad, it's not 2 series that are launched, they will choose the best. If there is money for this, then the best option is always the competition, you know.
    An interesting name is "Frontier", are there thoughts of "deep meaning" in the name? :)


    Colonel General also noted that this was the fourth test launch in the framework of the project "Frontier"


    It seems that in the light of this quotation, this is only the name of the project, although the author then translates this name to the rocket itself. We will continue to see under what name the media will also demonstrate.
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 11 June 2013 21: 33 New
      0
      Quote: Starover_Z
      It seems that in the light of this quotation, this is only the name of the project, although the author then translates this name to the rocket itself. We will continue to see under what name the media will also demonstrate.


      If interesting,
      here - http://russianarms.mybb.ru/viewtopic.php?id=1740#p24925
      about the new PGRK discussion are veterans and fans of rocketry ...
  15. Ash
    Ash 11 June 2013 15: 19 New
    +4
    There are a lot of ambiguities in this optimistic article. Apparently, the author, who is not quite familiar with the construction industry of domestic ICBMs (this is not a stone in the author’s garden), presented the information that leaked to him, linking them into a tangle that is easily digestible for the average person. following facts:
    - Krasnoyarsk plant has always specialized in the manufacture of components and assemblies of liquid-fuel ICBMs and never-solid-fuel; the difference in process technology is huge here;
    - usually the adoption of missiles is preceded by years of development and testing, and then immediately "mass production will begin in the coming months" - this suggests the idea of ​​purposefully hiding any information relating to the previous development period;
    - “Voivode” has long been in need of replacement, and it is unlikely that such developments have not been carried out in recent years (although they have not been advertised).
    My personal opinion is that the Rubezh is a promising heavy ICBM on liquid taxiways, the development of which, in contrast to the Topol-M, was conducted in the “radio silence” mode (do not look in the photo - there is an image of the launch from the Start-M complex, intended to bring satellites into orbit by modernizing decommissioned Topol fields by adding a fourth march stage to the rocket).
    PS: or rather, not the addition of the fourth march, but the conversion of the combat stage to the march and the addition of the fifth stage.
    1. Volkhov
      Volkhov 11 June 2013 16: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Ash
      There are a lot of ambiguities in this optimistic article.

      The launch day is unclear and what will fly back, but the rest is clear - the Trotskyists rule, the Russians are expelled from the generals and driven into the infantry - firewood is needed for a world fire.
    2. Nitup
      Nitup 11 June 2013 16: 33 New
      +1
      The launch was with mobile PU, so it is hardly a heavy liquid. Most likely, this is a further improvement of Yars.
    3. Rus2012
      Rus2012 11 June 2013 21: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: Ash
      My personal opinion is that Rubezh is a promising heavy ICBM on liquid taxiways

      Dear colleague, "Frontier" is not a heavy rocket on a rocket engine.
      A heavy missile on a liquid propellant rocket engine will be made by Reutovites and Makeevites, on a different topic. Makeevtsy, the head, because with them the Krasnoyarsk serial plant.
      As for the assembly of "Frontiers" for testing in Krasnoyarsk - it seems there really is a stage or blocks with rocket engines ...
      And 1-2 steps - solid propellant rocket motors from Poplar or "M"
  16. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 11 June 2013 15: 29 New
    0
    They know how to test normally (4-5 launches), and then there was nowhere to go with Bulava.
    1. nersmail
      nersmail 11 June 2013 18: 52 New
      0
      Completely different products. Here, most likely the changes relate more to the warhead than to the rocket itself. Developed scheme. The solid fuel rocket for the underwater base - it was a new task at all
  17. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 11 June 2013 16: 05 New
    0
    Quote: Jurkovs
    They know how to test normally (4-5 launches), and then there was nowhere to go with Bulava.

    And it all depends on what is being tested, an upgraded product or a product from Zero. I think everyone understands that the new always has secret Consgetting out during the tests.
    1. Nitup
      Nitup 11 June 2013 16: 36 New
      0
      Quote: Starover_Z
      And it all depends on what is being tested, an upgraded product or a product from Zero. I think everyone understands that the new one always has secret cons that creep out during trials.

      Most likely, in the case of the Bulava, the problems were not of a design nature, since its very first launches were successful. Probably it was still in the quality of components and assembly.
  18. 11 black
    11 black 11 June 2013 20: 31 New
    +2
    The good news is that all the same, our defense industry is still alive, alive and heals, that a missile with a layered missile defense system is very important in the light of the intentions of the Anglo-Saxons regarding their geyroPro. Keep it up guys !!! good drinks soldier
    1. zennon
      zennon 11 June 2013 21: 33 New
      +3
      Quote: 11 black
      Great news - all the same, our defense industry is still alive, alive ...

      Here are the lines from the open letter of the IC “A.I. Mikoyan Design Bureau” IC to the president: “The salary of the leading engineer and leading designer who are actually responsible for the operation of a particular unit of the designed product ranges from 8000 rubles to 10 rubles, even with other temporary allowances in the amount is much less than the average salary in the IC (000 rubles), and periodically there are problems with the payment of these allowances.
  19. I think so
    I think so 12 June 2013 00: 26 New
    -9
    All developments of MIT are not credible ... most likely this is the same flightless "Mace".
    1. NickitaDembelnulsa
      NickitaDembelnulsa 12 June 2013 10: 28 New
      +3
      Or maybe you better know how to build rockets? You have to be optimistic. Especially when it comes to the defense capabilities of our state.
    2. Ash
      Ash 12 June 2013 12: 47 New
      +2
      If it weren’t for MIT, there would be neither Topol, nor the less well-known Courier, which could be placed in ordinary freight wagons. They were ready to take it into service, but one traitor by the name of Misha had taken over the whole thing, gentlemen for this from P..i ... n ... d ... oh ... s ... tana refused to deploy their medium-range missiles in Europe.
  20. USNik
    USNik 12 June 2013 10: 44 New
    +2
    Quote: I think so
    All developments of MIT are not credible ... most likely this is the same flightless "Mace".

    Have you read the article or have you come from the north? It's written:
    Of the four launches, only one ended in an accident, and the other three ended in a successful defeat of training goals.
  21. xomaNN
    xomaNN 12 June 2013 16: 47 New
    0
    There is still a lot of fog :)) All the same, Makeyevtsy or Solomatins are the authors of this ICBM, who knows more precisely?
  22. barbiturate
    barbiturate 12 June 2013 22: 41 New
    +2
    Our fellows, and now no one will repeat this and only believe that the amers have landed somewhere, there is no f-1 engine, now it’s clear, it means there was no landing on the moon, what a stupefaction of people. For fools, look, the lunar program of the United States is now, as they see it and compare with the lunar program of the USSR in 1968, you will be cracked, there you have it. Kamanin said that this was a pure gamble, but didn’t even understand one thing, that no one sent people, there are no fools, the lunar messenger said this)) Grissom and he was killed
  23. Tot-enot
    Tot-enot 15 June 2013 21: 38 New
    0
    Still, to all these new ICBMs and radars add an old "Perimeter" winked
    http://rbase.new-factoria.ru/missile/wobb/15a11/15a11.shtml
    It was not for nothing that the Americans insisted on its elimination; its very existence made any talk about the possibility of suppressing strategic nuclear forces conventional high-precision weapons senseless.
  24. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 4 July 2013 20: 22 New
    +2
    The perimeter is alive. Pay attention - our people say much less than I would like to
  25. egor 1712
    egor 1712 23 July 2013 15: 38 New
    0
    Not a promising heavy ICBM. A medium-range missile is being tested and tested. This is evidenced by the fact that the president and the minister of defense began to recall the treaty signed under Gorbachev, according to which the USSR destroyed its medium-range missiles and cannot have them. The signing of such an agreement looks strange and we are ready to get out of it. "Frontier" just fits these statements.
    For all their value, the Iskanders shoot 500 km. A promising medium-range missile thrashes up to 3500-4000 km. Therefore, the whole of Europe with its missile defense will be in full view of Russia.