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Russia's Defense Ministry says the Russian army successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Topol missile was fired at 9:39 Moscow time, according to a statement published by the Novosti news agency. (Ynet)
MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile with an enhanced capability to penetrate missile defences and commissioned a new early warning radar, the Defence Ministry said.
The first launch of the new missile was performed at the Plesetsk launchpad in northern Russia, the ministry said in a statement. It didn’t give the name of the missile, but said it was fired from a mobile launcher.
Russia has viewed the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defence system around Europe as a potential threat to its nuclear forces, rejecting the U.S. assurances that the shield is intended to counter an Iranian missile threat.
Russia successfully test-fires new ICBM capable of penetrating missile defences
Published on Jun 7, 2012 by cerf551
Седьмого июня 2012 года в 21.39 мск боевым расчетом Ракетных войск стратегического назначения с государственного центрального межвидового полигона "Капустин Яр" в Астраханской области проведен успешный испытательный пуск МБР РС-12М "Тополь", - сказал собеседник РИА Новости.
НЛО над Астраханью
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Shadow Herder
The Russians have had the ability to destroy the u.s many times over for decades.
And, the vice is versa.
edit on 6/8/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
This weapon has a top speed of Mach 3, and is considered one of the most lethal anti-ship missiles in the world. The high speed of the missile means a typical response time for the target of only 25 to 30 seconds, giving a target little time to react. Moskit can be armed with a warhead of 320 kg.
“Frankly, its performance was not great,” said Penrose C. Albright, a former Pentagon official who helped initiate the project. “Under certain conditions you can make it work. But under salvo or cloudy conditions, you’ve got problems. In northern Israel, about 30 percent of the time, you’ve got a cloud deck.”