Just after the Norway Spiral gained international notoriety, I created a very detailed 3-part thread series, namely:
Norway Spiral : Case reopened - the anatomy of an event
Norway Spiral : Case reopened - the analysis of an event (Part 2)
Norway Spiral : Case Closed
in which I attempted to show that the "common belief" promulgated by the media and the Russian military itself, that the Norway Spiral phenomena was
caused by nothing more mysterious than a fuel leak in the 3rd stage of the Bulava missile, was in fact erroneous, misleading and in my opinion, an
ingenious attempt by the Russian military to deflect attention and close scrutiny of what may have in fact been a very succesful test of a new highly
advanced offense/defense or propulsion system.
The overall belief was that the Russian military was struggling to gain any kind of reliability with the Bulava missile system tests due to the
extremely high number of apparently "failed" test launches prior to, and including the test that resulted in the Norway Spiral phenomena. In fact, the
entire Bulava missile system was under a very grey cloud and there was even talk that the Bulava system may never make it into final, battle ready,
production and go online.
In fact, since the Norway Spiral incident of 2 years ago, there has been virtually zero additional media news on the status of the Bulava missile
system ... was it still under development ? ... was it still scheduled to go into production ? ... would the project be terminated due to the high
"failure" rate ?
However, we now have reports that the Bulava missile system apparently is now functioning as designed and has been approved for deployment in either
late 2011 or early 2012.
"The Bulava has taken off. That’s good news. We understand that in this case we can put the missile into serial production," Serdyukov said at a
meeting with Russian defense observers.
On Tuesday, the 15th test launch of the Bulava missile was successfully conducted by the Defense Ministry.
"We’ve achieved results; we now can put the Bulava on the Yury Dolgoruky," he added.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that if the 15th test of Bulava was successful, the missile might be put into service later in 2011 or in
Source: Russia to start Bulava production
So, are we to believe that with such a high rate of "test failures" occuring as late as December 2009, that somehow in the 2 years since the Norway
Spiral incident, that all the ongoing problems with the Bulava missile series have all been sorted out and the system is now fully functional and
ready for deployment ?
In my mind, this lends further credence to the point that I was making in my Norway Spiral thread series that the so-called "failures" were nothing
more than an effective smoke screen hiding the fact that the Russian military was not so much testing a new missile series but rather using an already
reliable launch system based on the existing and proven Tupolov missile system, to conduct tests on a highly advanced and very top secret
offensive/defensive technology. A vastly new and superior technology that possibly had the potential to nullify American and NATO missile systems and
defenses, rendering them basically innefective and thereby shifting the balance of global military power well and truly back into the Russian
Naturally, when I created the Norway Spiral thread series, I could only base my final conclusion that the Bulava missile series of tests were in fact
a cover up based on available media based evidence. However, the "evidence" clearly pointed to the fact that the Russians were testing some new and
exotic form of missile based technology and from the incredible photo's that made headline news around the world, this technology was something that
the world had never seen before, or even suspected that it existed and quite possibly was based and developed on some kind of "scientific
So here we are 2 short years later and not only do we learn that the Russian military has not only sorted out all the so-called "technical problems"
that were plaguing the Bulava missile system and are now so confident that they've announced it's imminent deployment, but we are being told by a
proud and confident Russian military that the West's missile defense shields are now effectively nullified and no longer a treat to Russian
MOSCOW: Nearly all of the silo-based and mobile missile systems belonging to the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) are equipped with warheads
capable of overpowering missile defense shields, RVSN Commander Lt. Gen. Sergei Karakayev said.
Additional information, courtesy of the Russian military, is that their missile systems now carry advanced means to overpower missile defense
"New missile systems of RVSN will be equipped with highly effective maneuverable and guided warheads and more advanced means able to
overpower missile defense shields. All this allows us to confidently forecast the Russian strategic nuclear forces' ability to maintain
the country's security no matter what scenario the international situation follows," Karakayev said.
All of the above, in my opinion, confirms and validates the point I was making in my Norway Spiral threads, namely that the Russian military was using
the Bulava's to conduct testing on incredibly advanced technology and doing it in plain site of the world but getting away with it by encouraging the
belief that they were having significant technical issues with the Bulava's and that the missile system was an inferior one compared to what the
Americans and NATO possessed ... and therefore nothing for the West to be concerned over.
Well surprise, surprise ... looks like the Russian military may just have pulled a fast one on the rest of the world !
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