Russia Conducts Second Test Of New ICBM | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **
** Airborne 12.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.12.14 **

Sat, Jan 05, 2008

Russia Conducts Second Test Of New ICBM

RS-24 To Replace Soviet-Era Missiles

Russia announced this week it successfully test-fired its new RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday... the latest display of that country's resurgent military strength, fueled by oil revenues.

The test is the second firing of the new missile, intended to replace Soviet-era ICBMs. Strategic Missile Forces spokesman Alexander Vovk told The Associated Press the RS-24 successfully hit targets on the Kura testing range, about 4,340 miles east of the Plesetek launch facility.

In an official statement, the Strategic Missile Forces said the missile was launched from a mobile launcher. Russia states the RS-24 is based on the Topol-M -- which is capable of hitting targets over 6,000 miles away -- but can carry multiple warheads.

As ANN reported, Russia conducted its first RS-24 test in May 2007. At the time, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov boasted the missile was "capable of overcoming any existing or future missile defense systems" -- a pointed swipe at the United States, which is working to develop such systems.

The language of the Strategic Missile Forces statement was even more to the point.

"The RS-24's deployment will strengthen the Strategic Missile Forces' capability to penetrate missile defense systems and strengthen the nuclear deterrent potential of Russia's strategic nuclear forces," the statement read. "The RS-24 will form the backbone of the Strategic Missile Forces and safely ensure the security of Russia and its allies through the mid-century."

The RS-24 is intended to replace Soviet-built RS-18 and RS-20 missiles.

FMI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Rocket_Forces

Advertisement

More News

Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X

Next Step: Maiden Flight In First Quarter 2015 Dassault Aviation on Wednesday rolled back the curtains on the ultra long range Falcon 8X, the company's new flagship and the latest >[...]

Evergreen Museum Says Its 'Business As Usual'

Some Of Its Aircraft Are On Loan From Company Reorganizing Under Bankruptcy Laws The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR says that it is doing just fine, thank y>[...]

Airborne 12.15.14: A380 Future, More USA Today Disappointments, Jetman FORMATION

Also: Comet Water Differences, Garmin Datalink, Bogert Battery Boxes, WSI/iOs, Mistletoe Copter Fail Airbus hasn't seen a single airline order for its double-decker A380 superjumbo>[...]

NTSB Prelim Released From Gaithersburg, MD Phenom Accident

Six Fatally Injured When Plane Impacted A Home The NTSB had released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred December 8, 2014 involving an Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100>[...]

Airborne 12.17.14: Evergreen Woes, Foolish Pilot Tricks, No 757 Replacement--Yet

Also: $1M Aero-Photo, Draken Gets A-4s, 'Super Dell' Acts Super Dumb, Legendary Bell 47, Osprey Hours Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, LLC, the company that owns many of the aircraft on>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC