Central Research Institute
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«Dispute of the century» or «missile men’s small civil war»

View of TsNIImash and «Yuzhnoye Design Bureau» (supported by D.F.Ustinov):

Policy:
The guaranteed retaliatory attack as «the policy» of nuclear deterrence

Proposals by TsNIImash:

  • proper increase (by ten times) in launch silos hardening, implementation of «the mortar» missile launch from within the container;
  • accelerated development of the new generation intercontinental ballistic missiles with independently-targetable warheads;
  • inclusion of railway and land-based mobile missile systems in the Strategic Missile Forces

Nuclear deterrence

Nuclear deterrence

D.F.Ustinov

D.F.Ustinov

Y.A. Mozzhorin

Y.A. Mozzhorin

M.K.Yanguel

M.K.Yanguel

View of «Central Design Bureau of Machine Building» (supported by A.A.Grechko and S.A.Afanasyev):

Policy:
The use of nuclear strategic weapon as preemptive attack (to prevent the recurrence of 1941)

Proposals by «Central Design Bureau of Machine Building»:

  • vulnerable silo-based missile systems buildup
  • use of cluster warheads
  • non-deployment of mobile missile systems in the Strategic Missile Forces

The dispute was submitted to the state level – to the Council of Defence meeting
Preemptive attack

Preemptive attack

A.A.Grechko

A.A.Grechko

S.A.Afanasyev

S.A.Afanasyev

V.N.Chelomey

V.N.Chelomey

Council of Defence

July, 1969, Crimea

As a result of the Council of Defence meeting all the proposals by TSNIIMASH regarding the prospects for the development of the Strategic Missile Forces were implemented.

The proposed areas for strategic weapons development are still up-to-date.