Translation and commentary by New Silk Strategies staff
A few days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russian top military brass in Sochi that all members of the defence industry, whether state-owned or private, need to be prepared to gear up for war on short notice. He said this kind of preparedness to quickly begin boosting the output of military materiel is one of the “pillars” of Russian defence.
Westerners are about as conscious of the nuclear weapons targeting their countries as they are of UFOs or unicorns. There is a high degree of unbelief about Russian and Chinese military hardware, especially nuclear missiles, and about anti-missile defence aimed at stopping incoming Western nukes.
We are trained like Pavlov’s dogs to fear non-existent “Russian propaganda” more than the ever-present threat of a nuclear war caused by US provocation – including the US support for the illegal bloody Maidan coup in Kiev, the hysterical “Russiagate” propaganda, the promise to keep illegal US bases in Syria even after the war against jihadis is won, the US demand for Iraqi allies to leave now that they have valiantly routed most of the ISIS fighters, the absurd demonization of Russian ally Iran, the immoral US support for the Saudis in their genocidal war against the Yemeni Houthis (starvation of civilians) – based on religion and ethnicity – and so much more.
Anyone who is keeping up with world events knows why the Russians feel threatened.
God grant that the West may never find out the hard way the price of taunting the bear beyond his tolerance threshold. The horrific Russian anti-missile missile described below should never have had to be developed. It didn’t have to be this way. The US people, ie, what we call the Shallow State, will stand up to defend their jobs. “Christian” Zionists will “stand with Israel”, defending the right of Tel Aviv to threaten their neighbours in Lebanon with all-out air attacks – even against the Christian population – and to treat Palestinians like subhumans.
But why will they will never defend the innocent?
Our translation of an article from riafan.ru.
Killer of American ICBMs: expert discusses the capabilities of the new A-235 "Nudol" antimissile system
24 November 2017
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation posted a video of successful tests of the newest anti-missile defence system. The footage is published on the Youtube channel of the military department (click on video link at top of page--NSS,)
This system will be able to shoot down all types of American intercontinental ballistic missiles and create a protective dome in the most dangerous directions, Alexei Leonkov, military expert for the magazine Arsenal Otechestva (Arsenal of the Fatherland) told the Federal News Agency.
Note that the ABM test (presumably A-235 Nudol - editor's note) was held at the Sary-Shagan training ground in Kazakhstan. The training launch was carried out by specialists from the anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence forces of the Russian Air Force. The upgraded missile successfully hit a conventional target.
Currently, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has an anti-missile defence system A-135 "Amur", which protects Moscow from attacks from air and outer space. It is also used to strengthen missile warning systems and monitor outer space. The "Amur" consists of a "Don-2N" radar station in the Moscow region of Sofrino, the command-and-control point 5K80 in Pushkino and several shooting complexes equipped with 53T6 short-range interceptor missiles.
"The fundamental difference from the A-135 anti-ballistic missile defence system in place will be that Amur is a silo-based missile-based antimissile system, and Nudol is a mobile system. Accordingly, the A-235 has a larger range of deployment on the Russian territory, that is, more opportunities to attack different objects. The A-135 covers our metropolitan and central industrial region, while the new system will be used in those areas where the construction of silos is not envisaged or essentially impossible. In addition, we can deploy such mobile complexes in any dangerous direction and thereby disrupt the mass use of enemy weapons, "the military analyst explains.
Since the system is new and is still undergoing testing, its tactical and technical characteristics are unknown. However, FAN’s interviewee notes that in terms of its speed, range and altitude, Nudol will clearly outperform its predecessor, which in fact will make it "the killer of American ICBMs."
"Noodle" will be produced in two versions - short and long range. And in terms of its destructive complonents, it will not be kinetic, but will destroy with the help of a directed nuclear explosion, that is, there will be a nuclear warhead. The impact of this explosion cuts down all electronics and destroys a larger number of warheads, "emphasizes Alexei Leonkov.
According to the expert, the use of a nuclear warhead in a new missile is simply necessary, and when a Russian anti-missile is used in combat, it is pointless to consider the possible consequences.
"When a nuclear war begins, we obviously will not be concerned about the environment or about any consequences. The survival of the country will be at stake. And Nudol will allow us to avoid the most serious consequences - it will be a high-atmosphere or even outer space explosion. In any case, it will be better than the impact of the nuclear charges themselves, which, having reached the ground, would destroy all infrastructure and the entire population. In general, the A-235 will be able to shoot down all types of American intercontinental ballistic missiles, not only existing ones but also those that they plan to create in the future, "- concluded Leonkov.
As the newspaper Gazeta.ru reports, the first tests of the A-235 "Nudol" anti-ballistic missile defence system were held in 2014. According to Colonel Ildar Tagiyev, head of the program of combat algorithms and missile defence programs of the missile defence system, Russian interceptors are unparalleled in the world .
Author: Sergey Chemekov
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