13 Top 10 Russian Defense Technologies Of The Year

Top 10 Russian Defense Technologies Of The Year

Posted on December 22, 2011 by

The Yasen-class submarine, a new Russian nuclear multipurpose attack submarine class, takes the fourth place. The Yasen-class nuclear submarine is armed with cruise missiles, with several types suggested. It also has 8×650 mm and 2×533 mm tubes as well as mines and anti-ship missiles. This class is the first Russian submarine to be equipped with a spherical sonar, designated as Irytysh-Amfora. Yasen-class submarines will be the first Russian SSNs/SSGNs equipped with a fourth generation nuclear reactor.

The tank T-90AM is a modernized version of the T-90. It features a modernized machine gun, increased horse power, new transmission, separate section for ammunition, new safety system and panoramic view.

The 9K720 Iskander is a mobile ballistic missile system. The Iskander ballistic missile is superior to its predecessor, the Oka. The Iskander-M system is equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles. Each one is controlled throughout the entire flight path and fitted with a nonseparable warhead. Each missile in the launch carrier vehicle can be independently targeted in a matter of seconds. The mobility of the Iskander launch platform makes a launch difficult to prevent. Targets can be located not only by satellite and aircraft but also by a conventional intelligence center, or by a soldier who directs artillery fire. Targets can also be located from aerial photos scanned into the computer. The missiles can be re-targeted during flight in the case of engaging mobile targets.


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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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