RUSSIA RELEASES FOOTAGE OF SUB LAUNCHING BARRAGE OF 4 NUCLEAR ICBMS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


RUSSIA RELEASES FOOTAGE OF SUB LAUNCHING BARRAGE OF 4 NUCLEAR ICBMS

On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry released footage of the Borei-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test-firing four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, the first such test for this type of submarine. The missiles were launched from the White Sea and hit designated targets at the Kura range in the Far Eastern Kamchatka region.

According to Russia's Tass news agency, it was the first salvo fire from this type of submarines: "The test confirmed combat readiness of the Project-955 Borei strategic submarine and the Bulava missile system."

The video published on Wednesday shows some pre-launch activities on board the Yuriy Dolgorukiy, the launching submarine. Then the submarine is shown firing four Bulava missiles at a test range in Kamchatka in quick succession.

As RT notes, previous tests of the weapon were conducted solo or in barrages of two on two occasions.

Firing missiles in a barrage is more challenging for the crew and ship, but reduces the time the submarine stays close to the surface exposed to detection and possible attack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question to be asked here, is not why Russia has this category of subs, but why the US military does not.

Because of the hugely obscene amounts of money weapons makers donate to both parties, the executive culture of US weapons manufacturers believes that it is perfectly fine to deliver weapons which are obsolete upon delivery; never function quite as advertised; and can be produced at huge cost overruns without any penalty except for fines; this has to change, and quickly, to insure that the US military's technological edge doesn't slip any further than it already has.

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Old_Logan

The question to be asked here, is not why Russia has this category of subs, but why the US military does not.

Because of the hugely obscene amounts of money weapons makers donate to both parties, the executive culture of US weapons manufacturers believes that it is perfectly fine to deliver weapons which are obsolete upon delivery; never function quite as advertised; and can be produced at huge cost overruns without any penalty except for fines; this has to change, and quickly, to insure that the US military's technological edge doesn't slip any further than it already has.

(*If I take your meaning properly , it sounds a bit like Another Stuffed Shirt On A Strawman .
But it could be corrected with another Increase To The Pentagon Budget !)

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