Russia To Develop New ICBM System By 2013

Russian scientists will develop a new land-based intercontinental
ballistic missile (ICBM) system by 2013, a leading missile designer said
on Thursday.

“I cannot be specific about the details but new design solutions will
significantly boost the fire control and communications components of
the system,” said Yury Solomonov, general designer at the Moscow
Institute of Thermal Technology.

Solomonov, who designed Russia’s Topol and Bulava ballistic missiles,
said the new system would feature high survivability and enhanced
striking capability.


Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces reportedly have over 400 ICBMs,
including 171 Topol (SS-25), 70 Topol-M (SS-27), and three RS-24 Yars
missiles.