Russia again successfully test fires Bulava missiles

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  1. Lankan Ranger
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    Russia again successfully test fires Bulava missiles

    Russia successfully test launched two Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles on Friday, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Konashenkov said.

    The missiles were launched from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine in the White Sea and hit designated targets at the Kura test range on Kamchatka, some 6,000 kilometers to the east.

    This was the troubled Bulava’s 18th test launch. Only 11 launches have been officially declared successful.

    But some analysts suggest that in reality the number of failures is considerably larger. Russian military expert Pavel Felgengauer said that of the Bulava's first 12 test launches, only one was entirely successful.

    Despite several previous failures, officially blamed on manufacturing faults, the Russian military has insisted that there is no alternative to the Bulava.

    The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM carries up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). The three-stage ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey-class nuclear submarines.

    Russia successfully test fires Bulava missiles | Defense | RIA Novosti
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    Fearfulness!
    Go! Bulava+Borey!
    How many warheads on Bulava? 6 or 10?
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    It looks like it is 6 thermonuclear warheads for 8000km of range.

    BTW, it is sufficient for Russia to reach at any corner of the US soil.
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    Best of luck to friend Russia :tup:
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    Russia should drop this plan and go for Sineva missile which is said to be more advanced than this.
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    Cöngrats to rusians
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    Sineva,ss-n-23? That is a kind of old Liquid missile on the active service Div-type subs. You mean the Deepblue(ss-n-23m1) missile that is a life extension and modified version of the Sineva.
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    R-29RMU Sineva

    Wasn't it inducted only in late 2000s ?
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    Bulava more advance missile than Sineva.
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    Now that's a serious missile :P
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    Thats not the maximum range of the Bulava.

    Bulava (SS-NX-30) submarine-based ballistic missile
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    So does that mean Bulava will finally enter service? That's six straight successful test in a row.
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    Lets believe that no WW3 ever occurs in the future, not atleast for the next 70 to 100 YEARS.