In the 1960s-80s in the USSR there was fulfilled a great number of satellite killers tests. During this warfare there were launched land ballistic missiles, antimissiles, military satellites (including counterweapons) and it made a great impression on the USA. This warfare of the Soviet nuclear force was called “7-hours Nuclear War”, it forced America to start creation of antisatellite and anti-missile systems of new generation.
“Star Wars” program – the Strategic Defense Initiative proclaimed by Ronald Reagan (1983).
In the USA there were a lot of exotic projects of space battle station with use of kinetic, laser and particle beam weapons.
The Soviet maneuverable satellites “Polyot-1” and “Polyot”-2 (Flight-1 and 2) made to fight American military spy-satellites.
NPO Energia – a military missile station equipped with laser and missile weapons.
On the basis of NPO Energia there were developed two weapon systems: 17F19 “Skif” – applying laser weapons and 17F111 “Kaskad” – a system applying missile weapons.
The missile station “Kaskad”.
For orbiting rockets testing it was decided to mount them on cargo vehicles “Progress”.
The space station for terrestrial targets destruction applying self-contained modules with destruct units of ballistic and glide types.
The Remote Weapon Station is on its mission.
“Buran” shuttle. In fact its destructive units represent glide nuclear bombs.
“Skif-D” project. The vehicle was 40m long, its max. diameter was 4.1m and weight was approximately 95 tons.
“Stilet” for 17F19S was a space version of terrestrial “Stilet”.
The space complex 17F19U “Skif-U”. The practical project implementation.
Gorbachev praises the cosmodrome employees and space technology inventors.
Russian engineers have developed the universal space vehicle military concept. Such a vehicle should have a nuclear 150-500 kW power sources. Such power will allow to monitor territories and air space providing the informational superiority particularly in the armed conflicts. It will be able to perform the destruction missions as well.