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New Satellite Images Display Russian Anti Satellite Weapon Systems
New Satellite Images Display Russian Anti Satellite Weapon Systems

New Satellite Images Display Russian Anti Satellite Weapon Systems

New commercial satellite imagery showed hidden launch areas of the Russian anti-ballistic missile and anti-satellite weapon system in the area of Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia.
As per latest reports released by Russia’s media, researchers stated that launch areas of the newest PL-19 Nudol anti-satellite weapon system located it the Plesetsk military spaceport, at the ex-launch site of the Cyclone-2 rocket.
Roughly, the creation of launch sites of new anti-satellite missiles started in late 2015 and early 2016. The western site has been totally ready; however, the development of the eastern site was finished later.
Around the sites showed dotted arrangements are ongoing for large-scale development of infrastructure, deforestation and developing of construction sites for facilities were being carried out.
While Moscow asserts that the Nudol is an anti-missile system, U.S. intelligence officials stated that the system has been devised basically for anti-satellite missions.
Russia has come up with a new mobile weapon system that would aim communication and imagery satellites circling in low Earth orbit and counter enemy missiles gearing towards important industrial regions.
The PL-19 Nudol anti-ballistic missile system would be replacing the present anti-ballistic missile i.e. Soviet-era A135 anti-ballistic missile system. It comprises of the Don-2N battle management radar as well as three types of missiles outfitted on MZKT-792911 chassis.
The long-range version, in regards to the 51T6 and competent of obliterating targets at distances up to 1500 km (930 miles), or at altitudes up to 800,000 meter; medium-range missiles, which is an update of the 58R6, devised to hit aims at distances up to 1000 km (620 miles),or at altitudes up to 120,000 meter; and short-range missiles (the 53T6M or 45T6 (based on the 53T6)), which comes with a functional range of 350 km (215 miles) and a flight ceiling of 40,000-50,000 meter.
According to military experts, the future of the missile defence system is Nudol. Nudol along with other modern S-500 missile system will form the foundation of inclusive, integral aerospace defence system of Russia that would include a variety of modern ground-based detection tools. The progress of long-range intercept missiles is presumably done by OKB “Innovator”.

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