NI: Putin's main weapon is Soviet restored missiles


Mobile missile systems are the hallmark of the Russian army and "Putin’s absolute weapon." Can the US compare with these weapons? This question was asked by the American Conservative Journal of International policy The National Interest.


According to the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS), the “collection” of missiles inherited by Russia from the USSR is the largest in the world.

These missile systems can be regularly seen on Red Square during the May 9 Victory Parades. They have an advantage in mobility compared to stationary missile systems, although they are not so well protected.

Russia remains the leader in the development of missiles of all kinds, and Russian Strategic Missile Forces are an important element of Moscow’s military strategy

- noted in the CSIS.

In addition to mainland Russia, part of the Russian missile arsenal is based in the Kaliningrad region, blocking the Baltic Sea and threatening the countries of the region.

In addition to missiles based on mainland Russia, the Kaliningrad semi-exclave also has several types of missiles that threaten parts of Poland, Sweden, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia. Russia has the opportunity to block part of the Baltic Sea with its Kaliningrad arsenal.

Russia has several modifications of the SS-21 Scarab / OTP-21 "Point" systems developed back in 1975. Currently, these systems are being replaced by SS-26 Stone / OTRK Iskander, which have improved characteristics, a longer range, and higher accuracy. In addition, Russia has anti-ship missiles SS-N-26 Strobile / P-800 Onyx, as part of the Bastion complexes, as well as on sea carriers.

However, all of these missiles were designed back in Soviet times. From this we can conclude that the existing Russian missile weapons are only a “restoration” of the Soviet heritage, writes The National Interest.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 11 2020 09: 54
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    The Iskander missile system was created on the basis of the OKA missile system, and not the Tochka, you need to know this before repeating any nonsense from the Yankees and their slaves ... In addition, CREATED ON THE BASIS - does not mean that this is a modernization, not a new rocket, the basis of which can be taken only a few elements of the predecessor and its purpose.
    1. Kristallovich Offline
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 11 2020 10: 16
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      And you probably should read carefully before writing any nonsense. There is no word in the text that the Iskander was created on the basis of the Point.
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        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 11 2020 10: 17
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        There is a hint of it. The point is being replaced by the Iskanders, and Putin has only modernized Soviet weapons, not new ones ... This is the idea of ​​the article ...
        1. Kristallovich Offline
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 11 2020 10: 19
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          Cool logic. “There is a hint” is a subjective opinion. You understand that. And your presentation is quite specific:

          The Iskander missile system was created on the basis of the OKA missile system, and not the Point, you need to know this before repeating any nonsense from the Yankees and their slaves
          1. Sapsan136 Offline
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 11 2020 10: 20
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            The title of the article cannot be understood otherwise ...
            1. Kristallovich Offline
              Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 11 2020 10: 32
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              From the title of the article, did you conclude that the author is talking about "creating Iskander based on the Point"? You have a rich imagination. As well as the phenomenal ability to think through what is written ...
  2. Fourth Horseman Offline
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) April 11 2020 10: 06
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    Once upon a time, they came up with a wheel. That is, all wheeled vehicles and mechanisms, it's all junk. Logics!
  3. Rus Offline
    Rus April 11 2020 11: 05
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    Absolutely right! Vanguard - a super rocket, a restored stage from the Soviet rocket UR-100N UTTH, which Ukraine sold to us! It is collected in the USSR. The stabilizers will now begin to say that this is perfection, and I will say that it is critical and there is nothing to replace.
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) April 11 2020 11: 37
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      Vanguard is a warhead. You can put on another powerful rocket. UR-100N UTTX was used simply because they were available after the destruction of their full-time warheads, according to the agreement of the Strategic Attachment. At first they were planned to launch satellites, when developing the Vanguard, they decided to use (to save) the available booster stages. It just says that, unlike the USSR, the Russian military counts state money.
  4. Do not hesitate, Doodlers, we will tear Europe to shreds - you will not have time to breathe.
  5. Astronaut Offline
    Astronaut (San Sanych) April 11 2020 11: 28
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    The theory of motion of Tsiolkovsky's jet apparatuses was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And the Americans have been using it to this day. wink
  6. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) April 11 2020 11: 41
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    Why is NI happy? The United States has missiles in general antiques, compared to ours. Yes, Iskander is the further development of Oka (with some fright destroyed by the Marked-traitor). But the United States simply has nothing of the kind. Now they have set the task of doing something similar. We will see.
  7. 123 Offline
    123 (123) April 11 2020 12: 10
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    The Kalashnikov assault rifle is made on the basis of a flintlock gun from the time of Ivan the Terrible. Russia cannot do anything on its own, and so far rests on the legacy of the past. Hopelessness around.



    Did I understand the message correctly?
  8. Cat Offline
    Cat (Sergei) April 11 2020 18: 06
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    Yes, without the intellectual inheritance of the USSR for many years we would not have created anything. There is nothing shameful, in the end, everything is ours. The fact that many components of this and other weapons are located in other, sometimes hostile to us "fraternal" countries ... alas, this is reality. And so OTRK Iskander, has no analogues in the world. Which allows us to plan inevitable retaliation. And our neighbors know this ...
    1. So civilization generally stands on that - on the basis of the old, a new, better thing is done. Such is the bum!
  9. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) April 12 2020 09: 47
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    It is a pity that the Point is not being modernized. This complex can swim, but Iskander - no ...
    1. Cat Offline
      Cat (Sergei) April 12 2020 09: 57
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      This is not the most important TTX parameter. Now, the RZSO Smerch will be able to get to the range for which the Point worked, and even further. Why duplicate? But Iskander in general, it seems, can cover all of Europe ... He doesn’t have to swim at all.
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      nov_tech.vrn (Michael) April 12 2020 12: 08
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      The Syrians perfectly use the point, and in our country it has long been withdrawn from service. I hope that all remaining stocks will be transferred to Damascus for the disposal of barmaley.
  10. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 12 2020 15: 22
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    Interestingly, what's the difference what will fly? Soviet "old" or new Russian? What will change?
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    gore (Alexander) April 13 2020 05: 59
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    Well, if, in the opinion of this stupid magazine, Russia has everything “old” and “restored”, why do their knees tremble?
    Everything is relative...
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    ABM (ABM) April 13 2020 09: 18
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    Point - Broadcasting Company, and not OTRK, range is not enough.
  13. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) April 14 2020 21: 35
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    Putin’s main weapon is Soviet restored missiles

    So what, what's the difference, restored, modified, or whatever. This is not so important, the very fact of availability and combat readiness is important. The rest is lyrics.
  14. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 30 July 2020 16: 09
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    Quote: Cat
    This is not the most important TTX parameter. Now, the RZSO Smerch will be able to get to the range for which the Point worked, and even further. Why duplicate? But Iskander in general, it seems, can cover all of Europe ... He doesn’t have to swim at all.

    A tornado hits the squares, and if you need a targeted strike, what will you do?