Why nuclear missiles are placed on mobile platforms?
Intercontinental nuclear missiles are one of the “triple-strike” nuclear weapons of the major powers, but there are risks that could halt the disruption of those missiles before they are launched.
Russia is putting its intercontinental nuclear missiles on mobile platforms to make it more capable of hiding in time of war than fixed sites, which can be targeted by direct war-time bombardment, according to the US magazine “Popular Mechanics”
However, the nuclear missiles are setting on mobile vehicles that make them vulnerable to the risk of being targeted by special forces attempting to reach and destroy them, which would require considerable force to be secured.
The intercontinental missile units are provided with military units, including armored personnel carriers, security units with various weapons, reconnaissance units with unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as ground equipment.
One of the most dangerous Russian intercontinental missiles is the Topol-M and Yaris rockets, each of which exceeds 10,000 kilometers.
While the Topol-M missiles have a nuclear warhead of 550 kilotons, the Yaris nuclear missile carries three nuclear warheads with a range of 150 to 200 kilotons, which can hit any location in the United States.