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Russia reminds US, it's not over: Test fires Nuclear Missile

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posted on May, 20 2014 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: 13th Zodiac

Well plummeted/plummeting in either case, neither seem to be the case. After hours futures have the DOW at -6, when the financial collapse was setting to unfold it was not out of the ordinary to see the DOW futures dip several hundred points over night. Will keep an eye on it, but for now the markets don't seem to care.

You are correct the members will sort out what is right vs wrong.




posted on May, 20 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: CaptainBeno
Why "test fire" an ICBM? They know the things work. I would imagine it was an old one. Better to have a show than to dismantle huh?

No real reason for Russia to flex it's muscles, well, not in a nuclear way at all?

Just a simple case of showing that they're still in the game. With sh%t loads of old kit.


Because the Russian are always developing new ICBM models and features. Russian ICBMs host a lot of different countermeasures which are loaded on the missile depending on how many warheads it's holding, so testing out different load outs is important. Topols are also silo or mobile launched, so they need to make sure that all the variables are tested. These ICBMs can also be fitted with satellite layouts instead of warheads. The list goes on.

The point is that this is a Topol launch when the Russians are now upgrading to Topol-M and Yars models (Bulava being a submersible version of Topol), which probably means they were testing out new tech on a surplus missile that is being replaced.



 
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