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News of the projects "Boundary" and "Sarmat"

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Currently, several new intercontinental ballistic missiles are being built, which in the foreseeable future should enter into service with the strategic missile forces. In recent days there have been several reports on the progress of these projects and on plans for further work.


February 20 TASS news agency, citing an unnamed source in the defense industry, reported on the plans of the military department for further work on the PC-26 inter-continental missile "Frontier". It is reported that this year experts of the Strategic Missile Forces and industry are planning to conduct one test launch of the new Frontend missile. The date, venue and purpose of the launch have already been determined.

According to a TASS source, the new launch of the PC-26 rocket will take place in the second quarter of this year, but the exact date has not yet been named. It is alleged that the launch of the rocket will take place at the Kapustin Yar launch site, and the training goal, which it will have to hit, will be located at the Balkhash test site (Kazakhstan). The purpose of this test launch, according to the source, will be to check the operation of the combat equipment of the new rocket.


An early version of the layout of the Sarmat rocket. Figure Wikimedia Commons


On the same day, TASS, citing an industry source, reported on the progress of another promising project being created in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces. Work on the intercontinental rocket RS-28 "Sarmat" a bit delayed. For this year, the first throw-in tests of the prototype of the new rocket are planned, which must pass at the Plesetsk cosmodrome. It was originally planned that the first launch will take place in the first quarter of 2016, but now it had to be postponed to the second quarter.

TASS source clarified the reasons for the transfer of the beginning of the test. As it turned out, the silo launcher, which is planned to be used during the tests, is not yet ready to work. For testing, an existing launch shaft is proposed, which was to be repaired and upgraded to use the Sarmat rocket. The source of the news agency said that some units of the existing mine were previously considered to be workable, but an additional survey showed the impossibility of their use. In this regard, work began on the replacement of unserviceable components.

The source also noted some financing problems that may have an additional impact on the progress of work. At the same time, he stressed that the prototype PC-28 rocket itself, which is planned to be thrown out of the converted mine, has long been ready for the start of the test. Due to the existing problems, the first throwing tests of the Sarmat are moved to the second quarter of the current year. In addition, a shift in the start of flight test is expected. This phase of inspections will begin three to four months late from the initial schedule.

Despite all the difficulties inherent in new complex projects, work on the creation of new intercontinental ballistic missiles continues. At the same time, the Frontier project was already close to adopting and deploying full-fledged serial production, and the Sarmat rocket should be put to the test in the near future.

The aim of the new projects is to upgrade the armament of the Strategic Missile Forces. In particular, the Sarmat RS-28 rocket must replace the P-36M family of products that have been in service for several decades. PC-26 "Frontier", in turn, should complement the existing missile systems in the troops, equipped with mobile ground launchers.

The most recent test launch of the Rubezh missile took place on 18 March 2015. The rocket launched from the Kapustin Yar test site and successfully hit the training target at the Sary-Shagan test site. The tests were recognized as successful, which allowed us to talk about the early adoption of the missile in service and the deployment of new complexes in the Strategic Missile Forces. Already at the end of March last year, information appeared about plans to deploy "Frontiers" in 2016. Now the press has announced a planned new test launch to be held in the next few months.

According to reports last year, the design work on the Sarmat RS-28 rocket has already been completed, which made it possible to begin preparations for the tests. According to media reports, by the end of last fall, the assembly of the prototype of the rocket was completed, which will be used in throwing trials. The first launch launch was scheduled for March 2016 of the year. By the end of the summer it was supposed to begin flight design tests. In connection with the problems identified during the modernization of the silo launcher, the throwing tests shifted to the second quarter, and the flight design will begin three to four months later than the previously scheduled deadlines, i.e. fall or early winter of the current year.

Despite all the problems, the work continues, which will allow for the timely completion of all project phases and the adoption of new missiles for service. According to reports, this year the first PC-26 “Frontier” missiles should be transferred to the Strategic Missile Forces and deployed in positions. According to current plans, the Sarmat PC-28 missiles will go into series and begin service approximately in 2018 year. The current problems may lead to some changes in the schedule, however, they probably will not have fatal consequences for the project and will allow the rearmament of the strategic missile forces to continue.


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  1. bad
    bad 26 February 2016 06: 17
    +1
    that some units of the existing mine were previously considered operational, but an additional examination showed the impossibility of their use. In this regard, work began on the replacement of unusable components.
    .. kinda blissfulness? .. a fig attitude to work? .. sabotage? or gouging? .. but the project is strategic .. this is not a new concrete mixer for you to design .. oh no Lavrenty Palycha ... sadness ..
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 26 February 2016 06: 27
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      For punishment, I’ll punish. But I still think how far it is. As long as outspoken enemies like the Kudrins-Dvorkovichs are at the top, there will be no question of any mobilization of society. When inviting such personalities as Zelensky they will start criminal cases , then the time will come when they will be punished for tyap-slander at military factories.
      1. tchoni
        tchoni 26 February 2016 07: 16
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        as a slightly private person I will share my impressions of a similar construction site. Maybe something will clarify. Private firm. They took a contract for the conversion of the mine. They brought a team to the facility - they ran into the lack of funding by the customer. Since this point was agreed upon by the contract, they began to work for their own (oh, which are not small ones). Due to research errors and imperfect design work, special stages began to come out. That additional waterproofing, then something else. Moreover, 31 institutes coordinate the work themselves, but estimates are not in a hurry. The customer presses on the deadlines and also tries to crush the ruble, thereby, which has not yet paid. Naturally, we stop the work - because how to work for so - the bad mutes. Not we are not interested in any workers. We are going to knock out money (the banks are already refusing to lend this disgrace). There is no money - again we stand and so in a circle. Well, kickbacks are asked everywhere. But, not like before. but like, we’ll introduce our team to you — you will pay them, and you won’t watch what they do.
        1. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 26 February 2016 11: 40
          +3
          Here they are ... all the delights of oligarchic capitalism ... And the organizers of production such as L.P. Beria are already dumb ... There are only "fairy tales" left on TV ...
          Quote: tchoni
          as a slightly private person I will share my impressions of a similar construction site. Maybe something will clarify. Private firm. They took a contract for the conversion of the mine. They brought a team to the facility - they ran into the lack of funding by the customer. Since this point was agreed upon by the contract, they began to work for their own (oh, which are not small ones). Due to research errors and imperfect design work, special stages began to come out. That additional waterproofing, then something else. Moreover, 31 institutes coordinate the work themselves, but estimates are not in a hurry. The customer presses on the deadlines and also tries to crush the ruble, thereby, which has not yet paid. Naturally, we stop the work - because how to work for so - the bad mutes. Not we are not interested in any workers. We are going to knock out money (the banks are already refusing to lend this disgrace). There is no money - again we stand and so in a circle. Well, kickbacks are asked everywhere. But, not like before. but like, we’ll introduce our team to you — you will pay them, and you won’t watch what they do.
          1. tchoni
            tchoni 26 February 2016 12: 02
            +1
            Beria is just enough! -) everyone waves a saber. But the organizer - no ... Here you are right.
    2. Rus2012
      Rus2012 26 February 2016 09: 31
      +6
      Quote: bad
      ..show-blundering? .. sucking attitude to work? .. sabotage? or gouging?


      ... neither the second nor the third ...
      And the newly discovered circumstances. They wrote already ...
      In the country over 30let no new mines were built.
      Plus, at the last moment we decided on where to shoot (in the middle of last year).
      Before that, we planned with Tyuratam, and there is a test mine under the P-36 ("Saatana").
      And besides, with the mass of the PC-28 there is no clarity to the end ...
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 26 February 2016 10: 37
        0
        Quote: Rus2012
        In the country over 30let no new mines were built.

        Everyone knows about the shortcomings of mine-made missiles, as well as adversaries know about their location. This is their minus.
        Well, BZHRK "Barguzin" will be what you need to cool the hot heads. And don't forget about the submarine fleet, and the more the better.
    3. 11 black
      11 black 26 February 2016 19: 04
      +1
      Quote: bad
      .. kinda blissfulness? .. a fig attitude to work? .. sabotage? or gouging? .. but the project is strategic .. this is not a new concrete mixer for you to design .. oh no Lavrenty Palycha ... sadness ..

      Again Lavrenty Palych - I repeat, except for the top of the USSR of the 20-30s model, only Papua New Guinea could have allowed such lawlessness towards engineers ... they rather caused more harm than good in the 20-30s with their "methods".
      What is only the arrest of Tupolev and Korolev (Tupolev in his memoirs listed another hundred names of the arrested scientists, and this is only Tupolev).
      And the development of the destroyers of the 7 project is the pride of the Soviet fleet, the top screwed up with the order (they gave the task to take the destroyer with a linear power plant as the basis) - the engineers completed the task brilliantly, then the shortcoming of such a layout was revealed and three engineers went to the zone only because they performed exactly party task (it was the top who set the task to take a ship with such a power plant as a basis, and of course the engineer is to blame), a single example is so to speak ...
  2. lotar
    lotar 26 February 2016 07: 36
    +1
    Unfortunately, our officials don’t matter from which structures they build their financial well-being on projects like this and many others. It’s not surprising that such people have elite cars, elite housing, and businesses that are often illegally selected from small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, as large businesses have been dismantled for a long time. Where does the Prosecutor's Office, the FSB and other structures look? Rather, it is a rhetorical question, since they each have their own compromising materials, and if there is an order from above, they are processes of fighting organized Tew and negligence in the course of launch, if not, leave prozapas.
    1. Hell's Angel
      Hell's Angel 26 February 2016 12: 14
      +1
      Where does the prosecutor's office, the FSB and other structures look?
      There are other officials mentioned above. So yes, the question is rhetorical. But not in the sense that you mean. And if there is compromising evidence, then it is used differently. "We must share!"
  3. engineer
    engineer 26 February 2016 07: 56
    0
    one eastern spaceport is worth. they stole so much there. that's enough for two plesetsk. but where the FSB and the prosecutor’s office look is a rhetorical question. obviously. in the same pocket.
  4. Engineer
    Engineer 26 February 2016 08: 41
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    I wonder what kind of student is the author of this picture from SolidWorks? They drag it from site to site, but the most interesting thing is that it doesn’t even bother anyone, that nothing is painted except tanks and nozzles. And the warhead is generally interesting - it just does not look like a pack of several separate warheads. Well, God be with him with this art. I'm wondering why it will be liquid? Well, it’s clear that MIT won’t pull it off, it won’t figure it out with Bulava. But the developer is the Makeyev State Resource Center, and then they were already engaged in solid fuel (Bark).
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 26 February 2016 14: 04
      +1
      Quote: Engineer
      I wonder what kind of student is the author of this picture from SolidWorks? They drag it from site to site, but the most interesting thing is that it doesn’t even bother anyone, that nothing is painted except tanks and nozzles. And the warhead is generally interesting - it just does not look like a pack of several separate warheads. Well, God be with him with this art. I'm wondering why it will be liquid? Well, it’s clear that MIT won’t pull it off, it won’t figure it out with Bulava. But the developer is the Makeyev State Resource Center, and then they were already engaged in solid fuel (Bark).

      The author of this picture on the article does not want to rattle.
  5. Kudrevkn
    Kudrevkn 26 February 2016 08: 42
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    Should Sarmat replace Voevoda, that is, become the main missile for Barguzins? According to its characteristics, the "Sarmat" also "fits" well into the marine analogue (R 39), which our "Sharks" were equipped with! Maybe there is such an opportunity to "overwhelm" the "Sarmat" and present our Western "partners" with another "present" - the modernized "Sharks" with new and ultra-long-range ICBMs that overcome any missile defense systems and trains - ghosts in the vast expanses of Eurasia ?!
  6. 75 hammer
    75 hammer 26 February 2016 09: 27
    +2
    "Sarmat" rocket on liquid fuel, and in "Barguzins" USE SOLID FUEL COMPONENTS, "YARS" for BZHRK is planned, and "Akula" even in rocket platforms do not want to convert - no money! Like this.
    1. ty60
      ty60 April 30 2016 17: 52
      0
      PC26 Rubezh easily enter into them. 32 tons of starting with a length of 13 meters
  7. Bongo
    Bongo 26 February 2016 09: 56
    +1
    The article does not understand this:
    According to a TASS source, a new launch of the RS-26 rocket will take place in the second quarter of this year, but the exact date has not yet been announced. It is alleged that the launch of the rocket will take place at the training ground Kapustin Yar, and the educational goal that it will have to hit will be located at the Balkhash training ground (Kazakhstan).

    The "Balkhash" polygon does not exist in nature, obviously it means "Sary-Shagan". It is about 1800 km from the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan region to Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan, I have a question for the author, what trajectory will the RS-26 take, designed for intercontinental range? what
    1. KCA
      KCA 26 February 2016 10: 46
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      There was information about the "Rubezh" that they were looking at him a lot, supposedly his flight range is less than 5500 km, thus he falls under the INF Treaty and may have a flight range of 1800 km
    2. ty60
      ty60 April 30 2016 17: 52
      0
      On the floor
  8. qwert
    qwert 26 February 2016 09: 59
    0
    The best rocket of the USSR was the Scalpel. It was necessary to develop it.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 February 2016 10: 48
      0
      The time of the ICBM UR 100UTTH has already passed - there is nothing to develop there.
  9. sub307
    sub307 26 February 2016 10: 06
    +4
    “Active objections from representatives of Western countries were still aroused by the RS 24 Yars missile, for approximately the same reasons as the RS 26 Rubezh.” What is the danger of this type of ballistic nuclear warheads for NATO defense systems? Over the past three decades, according to the congressmen The United States, their country did not experience such a threat to national security. And the point is not only in the shortened guidance section, during which it is almost impossible to take measures to neutralize the warhead. The hitting accuracy of all four blocks is very high, it is provided by the space astrocorrection system. In combination with unlimited possibilities. overcoming the anti-missile lines of the countries - probable adversaries, we can conclude that the costly missile defense system, which our Western “friends” are striving to place as close as possible to the Russian borders, is completely useless. ". "That's nice ... tram pam pam ...", and they apparently "thought" that Russia would "admire from behind the fence" on their missile defense ...
  10. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 26 February 2016 11: 10
    +1
    Who's talking about what, and lousy about the bath! What do you think, will anyone allow you to give out classified information "on the mountain"? All these "dances with tambourines" seem to be carried out by the appropriate authorities, in order to calm our far from "partners", let them rejoice and take the time to develop the next "Lightning Disarming Strike"! Flag in their hands and a drum on their neck (preferably granite)! And it is not good and safe to reveal secrets ...
  11. Nirvanko
    Nirvanko 26 February 2016 14: 39
    +1
    Quote: Sirocco
    Quote: Rus2012
    In the country over 30let no new mines were built.

    Everyone knows about the shortcomings of mine-made missiles, as well as adversaries know about their location. This is their minus.
    Well, BZHRK "Barguzin" will be what you need to cool the hot heads. And don't forget about the submarine fleet, and the more the better.

    The flaws of mobile missiles are also up to date.
  12. Talgat
    Talgat 26 February 2016 18: 54
    +2
    Quote from the article: "... The last test launch of the Rubezh rocket took place on March 18, 2015. The rocket was launched from the Kapustin Yar training ground and successfully hit a training target at the Sary-Shagan training ground ..."

    For interest - help on the landfill

    "... Sary-Shagan is a military training ground in Kazakhstan. Located to the north-west and west of Lake Balkhash in the Betpak-Dala desert in the Karaganda and Zhambyl regions. Rented by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Defense of Russia).

    The administrative center of the landfill is ZATO Priozersk, located on the shores of Lake Balkhash. The Sary-Shagan railway station closest to Priozersk is located 10 km north-west of it in the homonymous locality on the Moynty-Chu railway, built in 1950.

    On the territory of the landfill there is a working military airfield "Flounder"

    The first and only testing ground in Eurasia for the development and testing of anti-missile weapons ... "

    And about military installations of the Russian Federation in the KZ

    "... 5th State Testing Cosmodrome (as part of Baikonur)
    Separate regiment of transport aviation (Kostanay)
    Separate radio engineering unit (Priozersk, Sary-Shagan training ground)
    Sary-Shagan State Testing Ground, Strategic Air Defense and Missile Defense Testing Ground
    20-th separate measuring station of the Strategic Missile Forces (Novaya Kazanka settlement of the West Kazakhstan region; included in the 4-th SCMP, abbreviated 15 April 2010 years)
    In April of the 2006 of the year, Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to introduce amendments and additions to the interstate documents of the 1995 of the year that determine the procedure for using Russian military facilities in Kazakhstan:

    Agreement on the use of the 929 State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (facilities and battlefields located on the territory of Kazakhstan - 5 training grounds in the West Kazakhstan, Atyraus and Mangistau regions, the rent until 2005 was $ 1,814 million, and with 2005 year 4,454 million dollars [7]);
    Agreement on the use of the 4 State Central Test Range of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (facilities and battlefields located in Kazakhstan - rent from 2005 of the year 0,682 million dollars, before it amounted to 1,022 million dollars [8]).
    Agreement on the conditions of use and lease of the Emba Polygon (the official name of the 11 GNIIP);
    Agreement on the conditions for the use and rental of the Sary-Shagan test site and the provision of vital functions for the city of Priozersk;
  13. Old26
    Old26 26 February 2016 19: 55
    +2
    Quote: Engineer
    But the developer is the Makeyev State Resource Center, and then they were already engaged in solid fuel (Bark).

    A pair of solid rockets versus a dozen liquid rockets. The chip of the GRC is in liquid rockets

    Quote: KCA
    There was information about the "Rubezh" that they were looking at him a lot, supposedly his flight range is less than 5500 km, thus he falls under the INF Treaty and may have a flight range of 1800 km

    Any missile can fly at a shorter than the declared range. The same "Trident" flew 2200 km, and the declared one was from 7 to 11 thousand.

    Quote: Bongo
    The article does not understand this:
    According to a TASS source, a new launch of the RS-26 rocket will take place in the second quarter of this year, but the exact date has not yet been announced. It is alleged that the launch of the rocket will take place at the training ground Kapustin Yar, and the educational goal that it will have to hit will be located at the Balkhash training ground (Kazakhstan).

    The "Balkhash" polygon does not exist in nature, obviously it means "Sary-Shagan". It is about 1800 km from the Kapustin Yar test site in the Astrakhan region to Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan, I have a question for the author, what trajectory will the RS-26 take, designed for intercontinental range? what

    As usual, shortened. On the same plane that Topol-E flies, Sergei.

    Quote: KudrevKN
    Should Sarmat replace Voevoda, that is, become the main missile for Barguzins? According to its characteristics, the "Sarmat" also "fits" well into the marine analogue (R 39), which our "Sharks" were equipped with! Maybe there is such an opportunity to "overwhelm" the "Sarmat" and present our Western "partners" with another "present" - the modernized "Sharks" with new and ultra-long-range ICBMs that overcome any missile defense systems and trains - ghosts in the vast expanses of Eurasia ?!

    This is the first time I've met so many blunders in one post. “Sarmat” is really going to replace “Voevoda”. but it was never planned for the Barguzin. There will be a solid-fuel rocket based on Yars and Bulava missiles. Maybe even HZ something.
    A marine analogue of the R-39? And nothing that the P-39 had a dry start, but the Sarmat? do you know which one?
    Ghost trains are just 1 division with FIVE trains. Ghosts in the vast expanses of Eurasia, how come. laughing
  14. mangoose
    mangoose 12 May 2016 17: 10
    0
    Well, it was impossible to order "Sarmat" on a liquid-propellant engine. Not she, so the next one after her will be solid fuel, it's obvious. We would have done it - by the end of the 80s they had made an excellent universal 100-ton rocket RT-23 (although a plant for it would have been better built somewhere in Anadyr)). Yes, domestic solid fuel still needs to be improved, although I think Yars has everything in order with this.
    The resource "Voevod" and even "Stiletov" would be enough to hold out until the end of the development of "Sarmat" at the TTRD. In addition, if we count all the promises for the supply of ICBMs and SLBMs, by the beginning of the next decade, BB on combat alert will turn out to be about a thousand more than prescribed by the recent START-3.