The Russian armed forces continue to increase their military potential with weapons with which they seek to achieve strategic hegemony on a planetary level. The Department of Defense is already working on the first concretization efforts that will result in a new and powerful ballistic missile as part of the final military systems acquisition program, which will run until 2027.
The future ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) can carry multiple nuclear warheads and is expected to be available by the end of this decade to replace the current RS-24 yars, which are transported in eight-axle trucks to ensure their mobility. Tactics and influence less strategic vulnerability.
The same concept of a carrier truck, which also serves as the erecting element for the missile before launch, is believed to be the most favorable hypothesis for the new missile, a weapon that has been named Kedr. It was also determined that there would be a variant that would be in fixed silos that would store, protect, and fire it if a situation arises where it is appropriate to consider its potential for nuclear destruction.
Regarding what they want to achieve, and taking into account that we are in the first conceptual moments of their realization, tell them that the period from 2023 to 2024 has been defined as the starting point for the start of the process of technological development itself . said that there is little left to work on with ahnco. As in previous developments, it has been suggested that the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology should do much of the work to achieve this ICBM.
Taking into account the features of the model to be replaced and the international agreements on the number of nuclear warheads to belong to Russia and the United States – these limits could be respected after the political change in the latter – the Kedr, which could be given the designation SS- 29 it would have the ability to carry multiple independent nuclear warheads – four are spoken of today, but there could be ten that can be used to attack different targets at the same time, known as MIRV (Multiple Independently Targeted Warheads). The rocket would opt for a solid fuel propulsion engine, which could be an update of the engine already used in the Yars and conveniently modified to affect the latest technology.
With the arrival of the Kedr at the end of the decade, a renewal of Russian capabilities in the field of ICBM will give way to a new model that, with appropriate development and redesign, could be in operation for three or four decades. Funding for his procurement is planned, which will be a benefit for him so that there are no delays affecting his development and serial production. (Octavio Dec Cmara)
Photo: In a few years the development of a new ballistic nuclear missile with intercontinental capabilities, the Kedr. (MD Russia)
The strategic mobility of Russian ICBM missiles on trucks increases their survivability and makes it difficult to locate them. (MD Russia)
Placing some hidden ICBM missile launchers in forests is a good measure to avoid simply locating and neutralizing them. (MD Russia)
Russia’s future Kedr missile will be deployed on a mobile platform similar to the current one, which normally remains protected when not deployed outside of its bases, and can also be launched from fixed silos. (MD Russia)
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