13 Top 10 Russian Defense Technologies Of The Year

Top 10 Russian Defense Technologies Of The Year

Posted on December 22, 2011 by

These are top ten defense technologies of Russia for 2011, according to National Defense magazine.

The RS-24 Yars, a thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, takes the lead of the list. It was first tested on May 29, 2007 to replace the older R-36 and UR-100N that have been already used almost for 50 years. The RS-24 is a missile that is heavier than the current Topol-M (which can carry up to 10 independently targetable warheads).

The second place goes to the Sukhoi PAK FA which is a twin-engine jet fighter being developed by Sukhoi OKB for the Russian Air Force. The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype for PAK FA. A fifth generation jet fighter, the T-50 performed its first flight 29 January 2010. The PAK FA has a reported maximum weapons load of 7,500 kg. It has an apparent provision for a cannon. It could possibly carry as many as two 30 mm cannons. It has two internal bays estimated at 4.6-4.7 meters by 1-1.1 meters.

The S-500 is a new generation surface-to-air missile system, designed for intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles and for defense against Airborne Early Warning and Control, Airborne Warning and Control System, and jamming aircraft. With a planned range of 600 km, the S-500 would be able to detect and simultaneously engage up to 10 ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of 7 km/s and will have a flight ceiling of 40 km.


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13 Responses to “Top 10 Russian Defense Technologies Of The Year”

  1. ayaa says:

    No mention of the Armata?! :(

    • Matlok says:

      What is that ayaa?

      • ayaa says:

        The Armata is a whole new family of MBT’s, intended to replace the T-series. And just as the T-72 chassis is widely used on lots of other vehicles, the Armata chassis is also going to be the base of new family of armour support. It’s in development and several prototypes have been shown (some of them incorrectly identified as T-95 or Black Eagle). It’s due to enter mass production in 2014/2015.

  2. Uncledoh says:

    and where is BULAVA ?

  3. someone says:

    Ok… Why? I mean, all this awesome military stuff… To defend what? Shouldn’t Russia first invest in infrastructure, modernise its economy, facelift its factories, clean-up its cities, build decent housing for its people, eliminate corruption? Then the military would actually have something worthwhile to defend. According to all the posts which are uploaded here, what I see is a Third World country, where people live in horrible conditions in ruins and pollution and get screwed by their administration… Russia could be such a great country if they got their priorities right.

    • geoff says:

      I read that the USA spent 600 BILLION DOLLARS last year on defense…….Would there have been other uses for that money……China spent 850 Billion dollars…..North Korea survives on overseas aid and spends there populations future on defense…..Which country in Africa Does Not have an army? the one that does not need overseas aid!

      Its not Russia that needs to get its priority’s right, it is the whole world.

      Who left that soap box out there……..:)

    • ayaa says:


      1) If all you know about Russia is from posts on ER, then there is no hope for you.

      2)”To defend what?” What exactly do you think is a nations greatest and most invaluable resource? To me, that would be people.

  4. jeffrey pigden says:

    Russia needs foreign money. Arms sales make money.

  5. hmmm says:

    You mean “offence technologies”!

  6. Taisto says:

    There will be plenty of use for all that stuff next year.

  7. john says:

    When the US and the EU backed hooligans kicked yanukovich out of kiev, it was legitimate. Now crimea wants to secede with help of russia it’s now illegitimate. I hope the UN will not loose it’s credibility because of the overbearing attitude EU and US.

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