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From Xinhuanet: Russian nuclear submarine fires ballistic missile
A nuclear submarine of the Russian Pacific Fleet successfully fired a ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk at 12:25 Moscow time (0725 GMT) on Tuesday, Itar-Tass news agency said.
A Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying that the missile was launched from the submerged submarine in the direction of the Chizh testing ground on Novaya Zemlya.
The warhead of this intercontinental ballistic missile developed at the Moscow institute of thermal engineering is unique in its capability to change course and altitude in order to effectively overcome successive anti-missile defense lines.
The intercontinental ballistic missile launched on Tuesday has hit the training target.
The "Bulava" is expected to arm promising new-generation submarines, as well as the Typhoon-type submarines (project 941).
From Daily Times: Russia test-launches ballistic missiles
The Russian military successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles Tuesday, firing one from a nuclear submarine in the Pacific Ocean and another from the northwestern Plesetsk cosmodrome, officials said. The RS-12M Topol missile fired from the space launching area in Plesetsk hit a designated target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, about 6,700 kilometers (4,200 miles) east of Moscow, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement released to the media. The statement said the launch was part of an effort to test the possible extension of the service life of the Soviet-built ballistic missiles.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Since subs can get their missiles much closer to their targets than any bomber or silo can, it dramatically shortens the amount of time for anybody to react. Currently I don't think that the missile shield could counter a missile launched of the coast of say California or Virginia.
Originally posted by Seekerof
And on the flipside....
Russian Military Rocket Crashes After Launch
As for this successful submarine launch, was Putin present for this launch or was he anticipating another submarine launch failure, like the last one?
Originally posted by Hellmutt in this post
Yesterday they had another failure with another rocket.
ITAR-TASS: Booster rocket Molniya-1 failed to deploy military satellite into orbit owing to a breakdown
The booster rocket Molniya-1 has failed to deploy a military satellite into a designated orbit owing to a breakdown, a Russian Defence Ministry official has told Itar-Tass.
The rocket's liftoff was normal, with the launch complex functioning irreproachably. After the 6th minute of the rocket's flight, the third-stage engine went off under abnormal conditions.
RIA Novosti: Molniya rocket crash will not cancel solar sail launch -- Defense Ministry
The failure of a Molniya carrier rocket launched from Russia's Plisetsk Space Center on Tuesday to orbit a military satellite will not delay the launch from a Russian submarine of a unique spacecraft, Kosmos-1, which is equipped with a "solar sail".
An attempt to launch a similar spacecraft from a submarine in the Barents Sea in summer 2001 ended in failure, as was the case with a previous attempt in the spring of the same year.
MosNews: Russian Space Rocket Crashes in Siberia, Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit
Originally posted by WestPoint23
One Russian sub full of Ballistic missiles heading out to sea = one US Attack sub on it tail keeping a close eye.
the russian sub would never venture out into international waters. they can launch their missile comfortably in their own ports
Originally posted by SkyFox2
Sure, they might have enough missles to get many through our defences, but wouldn't it be best to get them *all* through? Why waste your money when you can put it all to use. I wonder what if anything the US might do to counter their actions.