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Russia’s A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile System (Infographics)


Russia's A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile System (Infographics)

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The A-135 is an anti-ballistic missile system deployed around Moscow to counter enemy missiles targeting the city or its surrounding areas. Russia is currently developing a new system, the A-235, that should replace the A-135 ‘Nudol’.

The fact that Russia was working on the A-235 Nudol, dubbed the Satellite Killer, was first revealed in 2014. According to media reports, the initial contract for the creation of the A-235 system was signed in 1991, and the completion of the project was scheduled for 2015. The initial project for the modernization of the A-135 was set out in soviet times on June 7th, 1978. However, the development of the system seems to be still ongoing.

The main contractor for the project is Almaz-Antey, who created the S-300, S-400 and is working on the S-500. Presumably, the A-235 will receive a supercomputer “Elbrus-3M”, a radar station “Don-2N” and two echelons of large and medium-range interceptors. The Don-2N radar station, which resembles a Maya pyramid, has one objective and it is to detect enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles and direct the A-235 Nudol antimissile system.

It is to operate in three stages: long-range, based on the 51T6 and capable of destroying targets at distances up to 1500 km (930 miles), at altitudes up to 800,000 m; medium-range, an update of the 58R6, designed to hit targets at distances up to 1000 km (620 miles), at altitudes up to 120,000 m; and short-range (the 53T6M or 45T6 (based on the 53T6)), with an operating range of 350 km (215 miles) and a flight ceiling of 40,000-50,000 m.

According to military experts, the future of the missile defense systems A-235 and S-500 will form the basis for the comprehensive, integrated aerospace defense system of Russia, which will include a variety of modern ground-based detection tools.




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  • Un-proven like all Russian tech.

    • FlorianGeyer


    • Vas

      And where the us air defense systems proved their capabilities?
      The Patriot failed miserably in 1991 at stopping iraqi scud missiles and also in Saudia Arabia failed many times to stop old tech Houthi ballistic missiles.
      As for THAAD or GBI or SM-3 they never tested in real battle conditions and especially against a worthy opponent.

      • Rhodium 10

        THAAD and SM3 failed when NK intercontinental ballistic missiles flew over japan and south korea…

    • neil barron

      Let me know when you ride the missile down like Slim Pickens did. Dr Strangelove.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Putin needs to keep his minions thinking that They are safe ha ha ha loser he is .

      • grumpy_carpenter

        “minions” LOL!! I love reading your stuff because it renews my faith that even internet trolls are full of child like innocence and believe in fairy tale worlds of heros and evildoers with “minions”. I know you’re probably not a 10 year old girl into Disney princesses and barbies but you sure sound like one and that is adorable.

        • Toronto Tonto

          Thanks Buddy now bring on the Russian acme rocket cartoons EH .

      • iosongasingsing

        You jews have on the conscience 15 millions deads Russian, killed by Jewish bolsheviks, Shame on you your hate against Russian people. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2944eda8005a2bd31994090c8c57eb62f9d4a2a4e05ba2398babe7722f269acb.png

        • Toronto Tonto

          fucc u goof , they with hitler started WW11diklik . We should have got all of the terrorists our bad ..

          • iosongasingsing

            Hitler was afraid that because of the jewish bolsheviks Germany becames like Russia, he does an agreement with zionists for sand them to Palestine. Nazism and zionism are similar. To understand this is suffisent look at their racist alleance in Ucraine, against Russian people.

        • russ

          At least 4 times that many murdered by the Jooseviks…

      • Gary Sellars

        Yeah, he must be a loser. He’s President of the Russian Federation while you’re a penniless Kanuki Ukrop working as a fluffer in the gay porn industry. You don’t even get paid for the BJs you provide….

  • Black Waters

    They U.S it’s about to commit suicide because their DEBT it’s about to explode.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    Russian offensive and defensive weapons r vastly superior to the incompetence of US weaponry—this is why the US fears confronting Russia in Syria and why India, China, Turkey, Indonesia, etc prefer to purchase Russian weapons despite that the USA subsidizes the purchase of their trash when attempting to sell it

    • Toronto Tonto

      You paid retard , You are so stupid I feel bad for you NOT

      • cechas vodobenikov

        I ignore your infantile CIA stupidity–except as an amusement