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New Russian Ballistic Missile Fails
AP ^ | 10/25/6

Posted on 10/25/2006 8:28:21 AM PDT by SmithL

An experimental Russian ballistic missile veered off its course shortly after having been launched from a Russian nuclear submarine and fell into the sea Wednesday, officials said, its second launch failure in as many months that signals serious problems with the nation's much-lauded new weapon.

The Bulava missile was launched from the Dmitry Donskoy nuclear submarine in the White Sea toward a testing range on the fareastern Kamchatka Peninsula, but it veered off its designated flight path and fell into the sea, the navy said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
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To: Darth Republican

" Whitaker Walt...there is to be World War III..and everyone is blaming YOU"!


21 posted on 10/25/2006 9:27:03 AM PDT by Dixiekraut (Convey)
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To: Steely Tom; MediaMole

Confusus say, "Man who speaks softly of tiny forked tongue in exoterra reference must carry large spoon to rocket launcher."


22 posted on 10/25/2006 9:32:06 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SmithL

I guess we have proof who is sharing missle tech with "dear leader"


23 posted on 10/25/2006 9:55:22 AM PDT by ustanker (Vote on the 7th)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I believe that these Russian tests and problems with them are highly indicative of how effective the US SDI/ missile defense systems have become. The Russians are apparently trying to perfect a different type of missile guidance/ flight path in an attempt to elude the US defenses. It is costing them dearly to do so.

That they are having difficulty should be very encouraging to everybody who is trying to evaluate the effectiveness of the US national missile defense. Clearly, other less capable nations will have even greater difficulty developing systems that are able to elude our defenses.

This shows we're really making progress, and that forcing other nations to react to our defensive initiatives will cost them dearly, and that any such reactions are highly likely to prove ineffective.


24 posted on 10/25/2006 10:39:21 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: AFPhys

When we have systems like airborne laser and so on, I don't think there is much they can really do. The laser can track targets attempting to evade.

I'd really like to see a large fleet of ABL's up and running.


25 posted on 10/25/2006 10:42:47 AM PDT by Tolsti
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To: SmithL

BTTT


26 posted on 10/25/2006 10:46:39 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: AFPhys; patton; Cyber Liberty
But for some "funny" reason, the democrat/liberals/socialists/international communists complain that making the Soviet's job harder puts us in more danger ....

Funny, isn't it.

A mythical "ability to decoy the ABM" and "evade the ABM by changing trajectories during decent while still hitting the target" are VALID reasons NOT to create an ABM system that would require the mythical/theoretical evasion to be created.

But a simple ballistic dumb trajectory over the pole is "safe" ....
27 posted on 10/25/2006 11:18:23 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Steely Tom

I'm actually wearing an Accutron today, and that's the funniest post I've seen all day.


28 posted on 10/25/2006 11:23:40 AM PDT by pie_eater
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To: Tolsti
When we have systems like airborne laser and so on, I don't think there is much they can really do.

Except to put a good reflective coating on their reentry vehicles.

29 posted on 10/25/2006 11:43:11 AM PDT by Max in Utah (WWBFD? "What Would Ben Franklin Do?")
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To: Abesome
They have neither the engineering nor materials to advance their technology at the rate necessary to avoid these failures.

Looks like they don't have the money to spy on us and steal our technology like they used to, either.

30 posted on 10/25/2006 1:26:33 PM PDT by EricT. (The Democrats have decided it will either be a Democrat led America, or no America at all.)
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To: pie_eater
since you've gone and spilled the beans, I'll go ahead and stick a fork in it...


31 posted on 10/25/2006 6:08:44 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: EQAndyBuzz
All their engineers are in Israel.

Not all, some are in California.

32 posted on 10/25/2006 7:00:37 PM PDT by nwrep
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