Details of the "dead hand"
• Details of the project "Dead Hand"
If World War III, humanity will carry nuclear weapons, the following problems have been solved with stones and sticks. In the nuclear conflict will not be a winner: even the most swift and precise attack on our country will not go unpunished. "Dead Hand" will respond to the enemy.
What it is
The system itself is "dead hand" is a covered underground command post. He needed only one purpose: to inflict a retaliatory strike if he could attack first. Hence, the American name - Dead Hand, we have the same system called much more modest - "Perimeter".
The system is
So, imagine that all the horrors of the Third World come true: our country was attacked and precision strikes destroyed the government, together with the entire tip of the military command. Here comes into play and "Perimeter". With the underground item soars special command missile - in flight, she will give the command to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. Each of them is already in the destination memory. Retaliation is inevitable.
Most of the components of the complex for obvious reasons, is classified. We only know of the existence of command missiles equipped with a special warhead. These missiles are designed to guarantee finishing the combat orders of the central command point to all the launchers.
All information about the so-called doomsday device secret. It is believed that the complex system is an incredibly branched sensor system capable of controlling the combat situation. Negotiations on military frequencies, the telemetry data from the stations RVSN, the radiation level in different parts of the country, the presence of living people at checkpoints - all in one system collects a report on the basis of which a decision is made on the counter attack.
Before you start back, the system would have to check four "if": if the system has been activated, first she tried to determine whether there has been the use of nuclear weapons on Soviet territory. If communication with the command was not, "Perimeter" would have decided that Judgment Day has arrived, and immediately gave the right decision to start to anyone at this point would have been deep in a protected bunker, bypassing the usual numerous instances - Vladimir Yarynich developer Perimeter systems
Yes or No
However, there is an assumption that the system is easier. Information about the missile attack potential enemy falls into the "dead hand" of the Supreme Commander that transforms the system into battle mode. After this start-up response of missiles remains a bit of time: if a stop signal to the algorithm will not come missile to the target.
Place of dislocation of the main command post "Perimeter" is well known to several foreign intelligence services. Potential adversaries can cover it with the first blow, but the system will still work. Firstly, there are alternate command post. Secondly, some of them are mobile and constantly moving - find them all will not work nor have any intelligence.