American Silos

However, its use in against-force missions is not discarded, that is, in those whose primary targets would be the elements of the military structure of the enemy. In the case of the nuclear weapons, when it is mentioned to the against-force missions, comumente it is if relating to the use of these against the bases of launching of nuclear weapons of the adversary, as silos of missiles, launching platforms or air bases. UR-100NUTTh missiles are stored in resistant underground silos, what it allows that these can have more possibilities to resist a first blow adversary and thus to brandish a counterattack. Exactly being moved the liquid fuel, the missiles can be supplied and to remain in alert during long periods, since its on-board systems allow the remote monitoramento of its current state, same during the periods of alert. They is esteem that the vector will even remain in service at least middle of the next decade. Missiles R-36M2, of which the Russians operate 68 units, are the most powerful intercontinental missiles already ranks in service for the Man.

Its capacity to carry ten VMRI from up to 1 Megaton (TM) each (1 megaton = 1,000 kt) to a distance that can exceed 16,000 kilometers and with a precision that, according to some sources, can arrive the 220 meters, becomes the only model. Being thus, 680 ogives are unfolded currently in missiles R-36M2. Its formidable reach guarantees that no point in the Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania or in the American continent can be beyond its radius of action. Parked in special silos capable to resist a pressure of up to 422 kilograms for squared centimeter? comparativily, American missiles LGM-30G Minuteman III are unfolded in silos that resist a pressure of up to 21 kilograms for squared centimeter? such weapons must remain in service at least up to 2020. Such silos guarantee that the R-36M2 resist a first enemy nuclear attack and execute a counterstroke with effectiveness.