Thursday, December 29, 2011

Russia Beefing Up Its Nukes

[ via Business Insider ] 29 Dec

While the world, specially the USA, has its attention towards Iran's threatening of blockade of Strait of Hormuz, reports say that Russia is beefing up its nukes, and putting the finishing touches on a new class of submarine.

Having seen its share of problems over the years, the Bulava ICBM finally saw a successful dual launch Friday.

From the White Sea, the new submarine Yury Dolgoruky handily sent joint Bulava's more than 3,700 miles to Kamchatka where they nailed both their designated targets. The Bulava Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) can carry up to 10 multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs).
Read more: Business Insider


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