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Taken from https://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/903694.html

"Avangard" launch:



   The flight of the winged combat unit takes place at an altitude of several tens of kilometers in dense layers of the atmosphere, in contrast to conventional combat blocks of intercontinental ballistic missiles that fly to the target along a ballistic trajectory. It moves to intercontinental range with hypersonic speed, the maximum value of which exceeds the Mach 20.


   When moving towards the target, the unit is capable of maneuvering, both lateral (by several thousand kilometers) and in height, which ensures unpredictability of its flight for missile defense, the possibility of bypassing the zones of operation of their information and fire facilities.


   In addition, the flight trajectory of the combat unit is below the minimum height of the interception of the overhorizon ABM systems. Its interception by short-range anti-missiles is also unlikely due to the limited possibilities for deploying anti-missiles on a high-speed maneuvering target and using a modern complex of anti-missile defense devices by the winged combat unit itself.



   Today, the Russian Defense Ministry suddenly published a whole volley of video stories about the trials of prospective Wunderwaffe, which VVP [Putin] threatened in March. The video about hypersonic aeroballistic system Avangard deserves special attention. In it, in addition to the abstract animation of the device itself, we see the launch of its carrier from the silo.


   And, judging by the unique "head", it is nothing more than a forgotten rocket "Strela", which since the beginning of the 2000s was developed by the NPO Mashinostroyeniya on the basis of the intercontinental UR-100N UTTKH within the framework of the program "Pragmatic Cosmos". Strela is a conversion of the famous Rokot, which was used a regular block of warheads carrier for sending small satellites into orbit instead of the Breez. After 3 demonstration launches, including in the interests of the foreign customer, the project was closed as commercially unpromising. But, it seems, only in order to revive again in the flight test format of the Avangard 15Yu71 of the same NPO Mashinostroyeniya.


   And thanks to the technical documentation for the spacecraft 14F133, we can now estimate the dimensions of the maneuvering orbital combat unit, of which practically nothing is known. The "head" 14S135 with an enlarged fairing of the second type, visible in the video, allows to place a payload of more than 5 meters length with a 1.5 meter diameter tapering upwards. To this it remains to add that the 3-meter diameter of the Sarmat ICBM combat unit will pbe able to take up to 3 such birds with the size of a small minibus and a weight of up to a ton.



Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile





   A low-flying, hard to detect cruise missile carrying a nuclear warhead with practically unlimited range, unpredictable flight trajectory and the possibility of bypassing interception lines make it invulnerable to all existing and prospective systems of both missile defense and air defense.

   The tests carried out of the new cruise missile with a small nuclear power plant enabled Russian scientists, engineers and designers, together with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, to confirm the correctness of scientific and technical solutions, as well as to obtain valuable experimental information necessary to clarify a number of requirements for the product and complex in whole.

   At present, the creation of a cruise missile complex of unlimited range is carried out in a planned manner.


Sarmat ICBM




   As reported by the newspaper Kommersant in the material of Ivan Safronov, "Sarmat" embarks on the path of flight training". The Defense Ministry is preparing for the next tests of the newest ICBM, "the Ministry of Defense completed a series of ballistic tests of a liquid intercontinental ballistic missile (RSBM) RS-28 Sarmat. The specialists have almost finished analyzing the information obtained during the three test launches from the Plesetsk testing site in order to begin flight design tests of the product in 2018. It is from this that the timing of the deployment of the newest complex depends. Its arrival in the army in 2020 was previously announced by President Vladimir Putin.


Nuclear powered unmanned sub Poseidon


   I am not sure what they are talking about when they say that it is "new type" of weapon... If they made nuclear-powered version of something like Shkval on the other hand, than i would say "that it a terrific club to show to others", because it fucking would be.

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I know @LostCosmonaut  had a thread about radiation thresholds and others have mentioned Nukemap, but I did run across this which may be of interest during one of my attempts to indulge my obsession with 50s era atomic army silliness (Blame Fallout):


Casualty Estimation for Nuclear and Radiological Weapons


The focus seems mostly on possible terrorist devices, but it mentions tactical stuff too.   It goes without saying it's very NATO centric as well. 

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