For the new Iskander rocket there will be no unattainable goals in Europe


Europe is rapidly ceasing to be a “quiet corner”, turning back into a potential battlefield between the two nuclear powers using their arsenals. Unfortunately, although the United States is to blame for this, Russia will be assigned the culprit.


In 2016, the first U.S. ground-based air defense base was deployed in Romania. Its purpose is to intercept ballistic missiles, but the Pentagon hypocritically stated that the missile defense system was directed against Iran and North Korea, and not Russia. The nuance was that not only SM-41 interceptor missiles, but also sea-based Tomahawk cruise missiles can be launched from MK-3 launchers of the Aegis complex. A similar military base is being built near our borders in Poland.

In other words, by formally observing the “letter” of the INF Treaty, the United States cynically violated the “spirit” of the most important international agreement on nuclear safety. At the same time, the Pentagon even refused to limit the power and range of American missile defense. It would be simply criminal to ignore the growing military threat near its borders, so Russia was forced to seek an answer to it.

They became a cruise missile, which received the index 9M729. It is considered a land variant of the 3M14 marine missile complex Caliber-NK. Its declared flight range does not exceed 490 kilometers, that is, it fits within the framework of the INF Treaty. In the West, the Russian missile is sharply criticized because, according to foreign sources, it is capable of hitting targets at a distance of over five hundred kilometers. The reason to think so is given to them by an increase in the length of the case by 53 centimeters. There are different opinions on this.

Western experts argue that in this way the volume of the fuel tank increases, and, accordingly, the flight range. They reasonably object to this, that the rocket had to be lengthened to install a more powerful warhead and a new control system. It is possible that both are right. Domestic developers could put in the design of 9M729 the possibility of increasing its range, and if so, then it was very prudent on their part, given the proximity of NATO bases to Russian borders. However, such an “option”, if present, violates the “letter” of the INF Treaty no more than the American dual-use missile defense systems in Romania and Poland.

Further events showed that "blowing into the water" was really worth it. Using Moscow’s appearance of 9M729 as an excuse, Washington unilaterally withdrew from the treaty, which itself was the first to torpedo. And then it turned out that for some six months the United States was able to develop and test its own medium-range missile. Stunning "efficiency", you will not say anything! Now the arms race continues to increase. Russia's proposal to introduce a moratorium on the deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe in Washington and Brussels was not appreciated. Marshall Billingsley, Special Representative of the US President for Arms Control, explained:

There will be no moratorium on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles in Europe.

There was even an idea about the possible transfer of American nuclear weapons to Poland, which, however, President Andrzej Duda quite evasively denied:

There are absolutely no plans for the United States to transfer its nuclear weapons to Poland. I have not heard anything about this.

Probably, when the escalation of tension reaches the desired level, he will still “hear” about it. The prospect of getting American nuclear missiles at hand is completely untying Moscow’s hands. The state corporation "Rostec" reported that the development of a new modification of the operational-tactical missile system "Iskander-M" has begun. OTRK itself will have to be finalized and the potential of 9M729 fully unleashed. An increase in the flight range of Russian missiles means that from the Kaliningrad region, where the Iskanders are based, they will be able to cover all of Europe, including the UK.

It is clear that Europeans hardly want to become targets for the nuclear arsenal of the Russian Defense Ministry, but such is the price for the lack of real sovereignty. And we must clearly understand and remember who it all started. If the Old World wants security, it needs to start defending itself not so much from “aggressive” Russia as from “friends” from the USA.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 June 2020 15: 15
    +1
    “Iskander”, they will be able to cover the whole of Europe, including the UK.

    Of course they can. But why aren’t they afraid of us and go specifically to conflict? Because we have too few of them and are not in a hurry to increase production!

    5 oct. 2018 - In total, the Kalibr missiles were used during the operation of the RF Armed Forces ... after 2023 this number will increase to more than 500.

    And "Tomahawk" already has more than 5000 units. And when we have enough calibers and Iskanders that we can be afraid, then we will be offered a new treaty so that we can cut these missiles into metal ourselves. This is the economy. Everything is calculated for betrayal. So far they have succeeded.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 29 June 2020 15: 38
      0
      But why aren’t they afraid of us and go specifically to conflict?

      Because Europe is not sorry. And to cover the "decision-making centers" - it still needs to be decided. If the war is limited only to Europe, then the "decision-making center" behind a big puddle will go to such a conflict.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 29 June 2020 15: 48
    +1
    Your logic is strange. Do you think that if Tomahawks are struck against Russia from Romania and Poland, then the US has nothing to do with it? And why then do we need such a president who "must decide" to defend his people and state? And notice, these doubts came from you, not from me.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 30 June 2020 08: 20
      +2
      Quote: steel maker
      And why then do we need such a president who "must decide" to defend his people and state?

      Interest Ask.
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 30 June 2020 11: 02
      -4
      Is the US going to strike at Russia? What for? Well, for what purpose? Conquer? Get resources? Only now they will have to bring 146 million of the population of Russia to the standards of social security, salaries, medicine, remodel infrastructure, etc. No resources will pay for it. And start a nuclear war for this? Yes, and so they buy everything they need, without any problems.
  3. Egor 7b7 Offline Egor 7b7
    Egor 7b7 3 July 2020 09: 12
    +2
    Quote: Natan Bruk
    Is the US going to strike at Russia? What for? Well, for what purpose? Conquer? Get resources? Only now they will have to bring 146 million of the population of Russia to the standards of social security, salaries, medicine, remodel infrastructure, etc. No resources will pay for it. And start a nuclear war for this? Yes, and so they buy everything they need, without any problems.

    You are stupid, even though you are a Jew. I would like to remind you of the fascist plan "Ost", to the development of which your masters put their bloody paws on. And no one forgets about the modern plan of your owners dated May 3, 2013. So in the event that these "plans" begin to be implemented, everyone will burn. And your lohocost will seem like child's play against the backdrop of a massive nuclear strike.