The RS-26 Rubezh will be Russia's response to the US deployment of short- and medium-range missiles


The day before, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed the public that if Washington decides to deploy short- and medium-range missiles (from 500 to 5500 km), Moscow will promptly respond to this. In this regard, we would like to recall the Russian RS-26 Rubezh mobile ground-based missile system, which was supposed to enter service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2017, but was excluded from the state armament program until 2027 due to the “impossibility of simultaneous financing "

It should be noted that along with the RS-26 Rubezh solid-fuel ballistic missile, the project of the Barguzin BZHRK railway mobile missile system was stopped at the same time. Moreover, the development of the RS-26 Rubezh was almost completed. The tests, which were carried out in 2011-2015, were considered quite successful. Moreover, specialists from the USA monitored the progress of the tests very closely, paying attention to details.

Thus, launches were made from the Kapustin Yar test site, located in the north-eastern part of the Astrakhan region of Russia, and arrivals took place at the Sary-Shagan test site leased by the Russian Defense Ministry (distance about 2100 km), located west of Lake Balkhash in the Betpak-Dala steppe in the territories of Karaganda and Zhambyl regions of Kazakhstan. The Americans were indignant then that such launches allegedly violated the INF Treaty. They kept silent about the fact that the range of the RS-26 Rubezh exceeds 6000 km and corresponds to strategic missiles, not medium-range ones, ignoring the arguments of the Russians. After the Russian Federation closed these programs, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the INF Treaty in 2019.

Note that 6000 km is an intercontinental range. The autonomous launcher (complex) RS-26 Rubezh (weight with a six-axle tractor up to 80 tons) was 30% lighter than the RS-24 Yars (weight with an eight-axle tractor 120 tons). The maneuverable warhead RS-26 "Rubezh", flying at a speed of 6,7 km/s and repeatedly changing its trajectory during the flight, was unattainable for interception by air defense/missile defense systems such as the US Patriot air defense system, which, as they themselves claim, was capable Americans, hit targets at speeds up to 3,5 km/s.

In 2015-2017, the Russian leadership decided to quickly rearm the Strategic Missile Forces with the RS-24 Yars and the Avangard silo-based intercontinental hypersonic missile system. Now, judging by the intonations from the Russian Foreign Ministry, the RS-26 Rubezh complex may again appear on the event horizon. However, like the updated version of the Barguzin BZHRK.
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  1. +2
    7 May 2024 15: 11
    We will put the pressure on the United States from Chukotka.
  2. +5
    7 May 2024 16: 07
    It’s high time, it’s urgent to bring this complex to mass production, it’s clear from everything that our former “partners” understand only the language of brute force, stop being liberal with them, they perceive this solely as our weakness and lack of self-confidence, it’s time to convince them in the opposite.
  3. +6
    7 May 2024 17: 23
    The railway missile system is an awesome theme.
  4. +4
    7 May 2024 19: 29
    In a simplified, export version, several pieces for testing by the Houthis.
  5. 0
    8 May 2024 18: 37
    Ma perchè la Russia fa conoscere ai suoi nemici i tipi di arma che ha in dotazione?
  6. 0
    16 May 2024 20: 36
    Everything is useless, just spending money. Nuclear weapons should have been used yesterday as soon as the West intervened in the Northern Military District. Ours do not have the political will to use nuclear weapons, despite the fact that they openly talk about the West’s war against Russia. And why all this? The machine gun is our weapon.