Skip to comments.New Russian Ballistic Missile Fails
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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" Whitaker Walt...there is to be World War III..and everyone is blaming YOU"!
Confusus say, "Man who speaks softly of tiny forked tongue in exoterra reference must carry large spoon to rocket launcher."
I guess we have proof who is sharing missle tech with "dear leader"
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.
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.
I'm actually wearing an Accutron today, and that's the funniest post I've seen all day.
Except to put a good reflective coating on their reentry vehicles.
Looks like they don't have the money to spy on us and steal our technology like they used to, either.
Not all, some are in California.
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