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Russia Test Fires new ICBM
MINA Breaking News ^ | Friday, 08 June 2012

Posted on 06/07/2012 9:11:57 PM PDT by bd476


Russia Test Fires new ICBM



Friday, 08 June 2012

Russian military announced Thursday they have successfully test-fired a new version of the Topol-M series codenamed RS-12M.

The rocket, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), was fired from a military base in southeast Russia, Interfax news agency quoted military sources as saying. The missile hit its target in Kazakhstan republic in central Asia precisely.

The new generation of the Topol-M family aims to counter the US-developed missile shield system being deployed in Western countries.

It will be the mainstay of the Russian Strategic Missile Troops, according to the report.



TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: coldwar2; communism; israel; putin; russia; sovietunion; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 06/07/2012 9:12:02 PM PDT by bd476
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It's interesting that Russia test fired the ICBM today after Israel and Germany made the strongest statements in the United Nations informal General Assembly on Syria.

Both the Israeli UN representative and German UN representative urged that action be taken immediately to stop the horrific massacres in Syria.
2 posted on 06/07/2012 9:22:00 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Wow! It’s a good thing we’ve been beefin’ up our military and arsenal!


3 posted on 06/07/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
Beowulf9 wrote: "Wow! It’s a good thing we’ve been beefin’ up our military and arsenal! "


Yes, it sure is.
Now where's that sarcasm tag?


4 posted on 06/07/2012 9:37:48 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Beowulf9

Not to worry. 0bama will will be more flexible after November. I’m sure that he will save us then.

/s


5 posted on 06/07/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: bd476

“Now where’s that sarcasm tag?”

I’ve used it so much lately it’s faded out, I guess;)


6 posted on 06/07/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: bd476

Our “missile shield” is 1,288 warheads deployed on 336 Trident D5 SLBMs deployed on 14 Ohio class SSBNS.

MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION


7 posted on 06/07/2012 9:40:47 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: bd476

And what did we do about it? Did we even go on alert? Did we even detect it? Does this violate obumber’s treaty? Hell, if I were putin, I’d attack now knowing full well obumber would cheer for them.


8 posted on 06/07/2012 9:43:51 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: moonshot925

Ya, like this admin would defend America. If they launch, were doomed. I fell safer depending on putin to be reasonable then I do believing obumber would defend America.


9 posted on 06/07/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: moonshot925

Our “missile shield” is 1,288 warheads deployed on 336 Trident D5 SLBMs deployed on 14 Ohio class SSBNS.

MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION


Yes, but not with 0bama.

Just the thought of 0bama must disgust Putin. They detest traitors and cowards.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: JoSixChip

It would have been rich for it’s flight to have been ended by Iron Dome.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 9:56:24 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: JoSixChip

“Did we even go on alert? Did we even detect it?”

1) We have ICBMs, SLBMs and Bombers on alert at all times

2) The 5 Defense Support Program satellite in orbit should be able to detect a missile launch anywhere on the planet. I would hope they detected this one.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 9:59:35 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 10:04:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JoSixChip

Yes it would have been detected.

Further, such launches are usually with notification so no misunderstanding occurs.

Many years ago, you couldn’t even move a nuclear-armed B-1 bomber without first alerting the Russians. They had to know why they were being moved (like weather).


14 posted on 06/07/2012 10:11:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Reference:

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UN official: Syria aims heavy weapons at UN staff

White House rejects special counsel for national security leaks

After new Syria massacre, U.N. urges ‘substantial pressure’ on Assad

Russia and China Unite Against Syrian Intervention

Death toll over 15000 in Syria so far (as of May 24)

Where’s the Flotilla to Syria?

The Real Reason to Intervene in Syria

Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

Russia to EU: Stay out of Syria, back down on Gazprom

Damascus 'Risking Genocide'

Report of Syria Gas Attack and Russian ICBM Over Israel

Turkey, Russia at odds over Middle East, Caucasus

The Shabiha: Inside Assad's death squads

French President: No Solution in Syria Unless Assad Leaves


15 posted on 06/07/2012 10:38:57 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

This is what happens when Obama “Goes all the way Down” on our Nuclear stock pile.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 10:41:41 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: bd476
Russia Test Fires new ICBM

ICBMs are so 20th Century.

All the really popular countries are doing Scalar Weapons these days.

17 posted on 06/07/2012 11:25:36 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

All the really popular countries are doing Scalar Weapons these days.


What is that?

(I’m too lazy/tired to research it-Thanks)


18 posted on 06/07/2012 11:27:53 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: bd476
Wouldn't it be something if 0bama really was a Russian sleeper agent?

Soviet Acknowledged Obama One of Them

19 posted on 06/07/2012 11:58:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Another russian sleeper agent? Clinton was the first one


20 posted on 06/08/2012 2:29:20 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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21 posted on 06/08/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Talisker
All the really popular countries are doing Scalar Weapons these days.

What are those, Lightswords?

22 posted on 06/08/2012 5:06:34 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: moonshot925
1) We have ICBMs, SLBMs and Bombers on alert at all times

Our bomber force was taken off alert in '93 (or thereabouts)

23 posted on 06/08/2012 5:11:40 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: moonshot925
Only until Obama decommissions those warheads.

After that if the Russians attack, Obama will send his flying unicorns to sh*t rainbow Skittles on them. In the meantime his acolytes will bombard them with peaceful thoughts to soften them up.

24 posted on 06/08/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: moonshot925
1) We have ICBMs, SLBMs and Bombers on alert at all times

It's time for a data update. All that is left of the mighty nuclear triad is a reduced SLBM force, 3 flights of ancient, nerfed Minuteman IIIs (single warheads), tactical airdropped munitions and Tomahawk missiles.

Peacekeeper ICBM = gone.
Strategic airdropped munitions = nearly gone. The last delivery system for the retained SMs is the no-longer-invincible B2, of which we have only 21 units.
ALCM = retiring now, nuclear ones may already be gone.
SRAM = gone.
ALCM and SRAM replacements = cancelled.
Nuclear artillery, etc. = gone. Army has no nukes.

Until the flying unicorns are available, we are vulnerable!!!

25 posted on 06/08/2012 6:00:17 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Ole Okie; unkus
Scalar weapons = Art Bell stuff. Along with Tesla drives and Grey Aliens vs. Nordic Aliens and HAARP and chemtrails and hollow earth Nazi saucer bases in the south pole.

Me, I think they are secretly weaponizing Bigfoot. I feel safe.

26 posted on 06/08/2012 6:09:18 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: jboot

“All that is left of the mighty nuclear triad is a reduced SLBM force”

The SLBM force is more than enough to provide our deterrence.

1,288 warheads deployed on 14 Ohio class SSBNs.

Each W76 warhead is 7 times the yield of Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima. Each W88 is 30 times the yield.

Ohio class subs are untra-quiet and have great communication via ULF. At least 8 are on patrol at any given time.

The Trident D5 has a range of 12,000 kilometers with an accuracy of 90 meters CEP. It has had 142 consecutive successful test launches since 1989.


27 posted on 06/08/2012 9:57:05 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: jboot

Thanks for the info, jboot.


28 posted on 06/08/2012 10:08:36 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: moonshot925
Thanks for the info. I am aware of the capabilities of the Trident D5. This single system represents more than three-quarters of our nuclear arsenal. Such reliance on a single system is alarming. Moreover, it is tied to 14 aging SSBNs, each of which houses a significant percentage of our entire nuclear arsenal and represents a glaring single point of failure.

The purpose of the Triad was to ensure that the USA was not reliant on a single system. Our greatly reduced arsenal is now a two-legged stool, and only one of the legs of the stool is a modern system. Minuteman III is already a relic and will be utterly obsolete long before it reaches EOL in 2030. All potential follow-on programs have been cancelled.

I hate to be a downer, but in my opinion our deterrant capability is rapidly aging, single-threaded to a fault and out-of-sync with current threats.

29 posted on 06/08/2012 11:30:26 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: unkus

I wish we had magic zap rays mounted on clouds, but we don’t.


30 posted on 06/08/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: South Dakota

I stand reminded and corrected.


31 posted on 06/08/2012 12:19:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: jboot

“The purpose of the Triad was to ensure that the USA was not reliant on a single system.”

The problem with the ICBM force and bomber force is vulnerability. Missile silos cannot be moved and neither can bomber bases.

The Russians have 50% of their nuclear arsenal deployed on 90 silo-based ICBMs at 4 missile bases(Dombarovsky, Uzhur, Kozelsk and Tatishchevo).

What happens if 2 Ohio class SSBNs in the Barents Sea launch a volley of 48 Trident D5 SLBMs with 192 warheads on a depressed trajectory at the 4 missile bases. The flight time is 6-8 minutes. 2 warheads targeted for each silo.

All 90 of the silos are turned into 300 foot deep craters and the Russians lose half of their nuclear arsenal.


32 posted on 06/08/2012 1:16:53 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: jboot

“Minuteman III is already a relic and will be utterly obsolete long before it reaches EOL in 2030.”

Minuteman III has been upgraded so many times that it is basically a new missile.

•Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) Service Life Extension Program: The first REACT system was installed in the Minuteman III in the 1990s. REACT reduces the time required to re-target the missiles. In 2006 the Air Force began modernizing REACT to extend its service life. The Air Force completed the effort in 2006.

•Safety Enhanced Reentry System Vehicle (SERV): SERV modifies the reentry vehicles for the W-87’s that were removed from the Peacekeeper missiles and redeployed on the Minuteman III. The Air Force completed purchasing the reentry vehicles in FY2009. At that point they stopped requesting funding for the program, although installation is not expected to be completed until 2012.

•Propulsion Replacement Program (PRP): The PRP replaces the propellant in the Minuteman III. Although the program will not be completed until 2013, the Air Force indicated that the last year of funding for the PRP was FY2009.

•Guidance Replacement Program (GRP): The GRP extends and improves the reliability of the Minuteman III guidance sets. In FY 2012 the Air Force requested $.06 million to complete the installation of the new guidance sets.

•Propulsion System Rocket Engine Program (PSRE): PSRE is designed to replace the post-boost propulsion system components on the Minuteman III missiles. The Air Force completed procurement of the new components in FY 2011, and requested $26.1 million in FY 2012 to continue work installing the units.

•Solid Rocket Motor Warm Line Program: In FY 2009 Congress approved an Air Force program to continue producing the solid rocket motors for the Minuteman III in order to preserve the manufacturing capabilities. In FY 2012 the Air Force requested $34 million to work on the solid rocket motors.


33 posted on 06/08/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: jboot

“Moreover, it is tied to 14 aging SSBNs, each of which houses a significant percentage of our entire nuclear arsenal and represents a glaring single point of failure.”

The service life of the Ohio class boats has been extended from 30 years to 42-45 years. The first of the 14, USS Henry M. Jackson(SSBN-730) will be decommissioned in 2029. The Navy has already started a program called SSBN(X) to study the prospective replacement.


34 posted on 06/08/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT by moonshot925
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