How one misfire “devalued” the Russian nuclear triad

In the context of the beginning of the Cold War-2, amid the withdrawal of the US and Russia from the INF Treaty and a similar threat to START-3, close attention was drawn to the nuclear arsenal of both countries. Therefore, any problems and failures in this area are actively beginning to be used by the opposite side for propaganda purposes.

At the end of October, Russia hosted the Thunder-2019 strategic nuclear command and staff exercises, in which President Putin personally took part. Ведомости report that an emergency situation occurred: the K-44 Ryazan submarine cruiser, instead of two R-29R ICBMs, was able to launch only one missile at a target at the firing range. According to the publication, the obsolete missile did not come out of the launch shaft, and the nuclear submarine returned to the base with it.

This unpleasant incident was very radically interpreted in the West. Today, Poland is considered perhaps the most loyal US ally in Europe. The Warsaw Institute (an analytical organization advising the Polish government) made a very far-reaching conclusion:

At the moment, not everything is working properly in the Russian nuclear triad, and Putin cannot be XNUMX% sure of it in the event of a potential conflict. It can be expected that now the Kremlin will strive to accelerate the modernization of Russia's nuclear missile potential.

In general, the statement is quite bold. The fact is that the very outdated weapons failed the exercises. The Ryazan nuclear submarine is a submarine of Project 667BDR Kalmar, the last in its series, still on alert. All others are written off or are in the line for disposal. The same can be said about sea-based missiles R-29R. Adopted in 1977, they have been in our nuclear arsenal for over 40 years. Their resource is already almost exhausted, test launches are needed just for its extension. Now the obsolete R-29R replaced by Sineva ICBM.

In other words, a “misfire” could happen, and it’s good that she was only one. Similar problems with old weapons occur in potential opponents in the face of the United States and Great Britain. For example, since 1989, Trident-2 American missiles recorded four cases of unsuccessful launches and one partially successful. In this case, the Americans only check the exit of missiles from the mines, blowing them up in the air. That is, the accuracy of hits of old missiles is not de facto tested. In 2016, the British had problems with Trident 2. The missile they launched lost control and flew toward the Allies towards Florida. At the same time, the self-liquidation regime did not work at all, it was lucky that she herself fell into the ocean.

There are several plane crashes with American strategic bombers B-52. The last time the "old man" completely fell off one of eight engines. Minuteman 3 ground missiles also raise questions. Having taken up duty in the seventies, they were repeatedly modernized in order to extend the resource. Moreover, every fourth test run is a failure or partially successful.

It is significant that no one shouts that the American nuclear arsenal is rusty junk. Everyone has problems with old weapons, but for some reason only “misfires” in Russia allow us to make definitive conclusions. At the same time, the West ignores the fact that all the goals at the Thunder 2019 exercises were successfully hit. Nuclear submarines, ships, planes, and Iskanders were shot.

But talking about this in the Western press is boring. Only one-time “misfire” is interesting.
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  1. chemyurij Offline chemyurij
    chemyurij (chemyurij) 16 November 2019 15: 34
    Tested to confirm their performance, it’s normal practice for normal and adequate people, when questions arise, a set of measures is taken, the basis of which a number of decisions are made, for example - to extend the operation of missiles and launch vehicles, by the way, or upgrade, and if this does not carry a meaning, then decommissioning and decommissioning.
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 16 November 2019 15: 41
      Quote: chemyurij
      Tested to confirm performance, normal practice for normal and adequate people.

      Poles have long had problems with adequacy. Destroy the monuments of those who gave Poland the former German territories, who gave the Poles 500 km of the Baltic sea coast, who saved them from German genocide and assimilation. The Poles have no gratitude, no conscience, no honor. One Polish ambition remained.
      1. chemyurij Offline chemyurij
        chemyurij (chemyurij) 16 November 2019 15: 54
        Quote: Nick
        Poles have long had problems with adequacy.

        Well, yes, an inveterate brain defect that arose as a result of an almost destroyed national identity, after the Vatican knightly orders the Catholic faith to be instilled with their one task - to carry a missionary idea to all who are not yet Catholic, under whom the goal of a comprehensive land capture and enslavement of peoples was disguised, banal thirst for profit and greed, that's all that moved them. Poland turned out to be a worthy and diligent student, moreover, with a manic, hypertrophied megalomania, as well as with centuries of surprise that no one notices their superiority.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 16 November 2019 19: 22
    Yes, we often do this - not diarrhea, so scrofula, we immediately begin to deploy the next headquarters to study the problem, and urgently look for switchmen ... Remember from the history of the beginning of the Second World War - we were simply not ready for it, and why, yes, because, that we were going to fight at once "with little blood" on their territory, and in extreme cases "we will throw our hats", and we have such a mess to this day, and God forbid that when the time "H" comes the whole country again will be in shock and trance, and all this chaos of ours is perfectly visible from behind the hill, and they do not care that we have full parity with the United States in nuclear weapons, but the West is afraid of some North Korea like fire, although it only a dozen working nuclear warheads, and not thousands, as we have .... Already somewhere, somewhere, but in defense, and in the "defense industry" we should not have any bungling and indifference, and there thieves and crooks shoot right away, otherwise they steal billions - and nothing, everything is sewn-covered.
    1. asr55 Offline asr55
      asr55 (asr) 24 November 2019 16: 56
      Do not judge by yourself .... Your obsessive thoughts that all thieves create nervousness.
  3. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 17 November 2019 00: 00
    The USA has a lot of problems with ICBM Minuteman, B-1 and B-52 bombers, Virginia submarines, but Poland is silent about this ... Ha ha
    1. nikolaj1703 Offline nikolaj1703
      nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) 17 November 2019 04: 57
      No way !!!
  4. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 17 November 2019 00: 42
    The author, well, what for to justify oneself to this Polish insignificance ??? You can write anything. Let them show their significance by real deeds. And so, to the extreme they have one rocket enough.
  5. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 17 November 2019 07: 57
    Freaks Polish! What a joy to them that will evaporate in an instant. Indeed, in the event of a nuclear collision, Poland is doomed - there will be enough missiles for it in all cases: both near and medium. We can do without ballistic missiles. Just ICBMs are needed for others. And they still provoke !?
  6. duchy Offline duchy
    duchy (Salih) 18 November 2019 07: 25
    They in the West believe that they will launch new missiles ?? So it’s clear that they shoot products with the maximum lifetime. Good is not lost, and the crews will get real combat experience.
  7. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
    Astronaut (San Sanych) 18 November 2019 11: 10
    And the Ministry of Defense claims that the second launch was canceled.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 November 2019 11: 50
    What is there to pay attention to the Poles here?
    Worse, our media wrote that everything was tip-top.
    So someone is lying ...
  9. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 18 November 2019 19: 34
    ... in the West, the fact that all the goals in the Thunder 2019 exercises were successfully hit is overlooked. Nuclear submarines, ships, planes, and Iskanders were shot.
    But talking about this in the Western press is boring.

    - no, it’s not boring ... But country-ah-ah-ah ... laughing It’s necessary to calm yourself at least with something.
    Although, if out of everything that, if something happens, will fly towards Poland, one or even 2 missiles will "misfire", this will help the Poles a little ... laughing
    They wrote that they say that one rocket did not fly - there is a certain positive. But what would be there if they described in detail everything that somehow and somewhere flew and flew ... readers would be very upset ...
  10. Jack clubs Offline Jack clubs
    Jack clubs (Eugene) 19 November 2019 20: 56
    Russia has no enemies. All the enemies of Russia in Russia itself.