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Russia reminds the United States about the missile capabilities - Developing new long-range ballistic missile

Russia is developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the military announced Friday, in an apparent attempt to remind the United States of Moscow's rocket capacities.

Revealing the existence of the project for the first time, rocket forces commander General Sergei Karakayev said several test launches of prototypes had already taken place and the work was on the "right path", Russian state media said.

Karakayev said the latest test was on October 24 at the Kapustin Yar firing range in the Astrakhan region of southern Russia.

He said a prototype accurately hit a mock target at the Sary-Shagan firing rage in neighbouring Kazakhstan.

"The goals set in the test-launch were achieved," he said.

He appeared to link the solid-fuel missile's development to controversial US plans to install missile defence systems in central Europe which have long angered Moscow.

"The solid fuel missile will allow us to realise possibilities like the creation of a high-precision strategic missile with a non-nuclear warhead with practically global range," Karakayev was quoted as saying by the state RIA Novosti news agency.

He said that the new 100-tonne missile would be able to overcome any existing missile defence system.

NATO has already activated the first stage of the defence shield whose deployment Russia has bitterly opposed out of fears that it may target its own vast nuclear arsenal.

"They tell us that this is done against the missile threat emanating from Iran. However, only Russia has such missiles," Karakayev said, quoted by the ITAR-TASS news agency.

"In this connection we believe that the missile defence in Europe is aimed against Russia (as) there are simply no other states in Europe that have (missiles) against which the deployed missile defence systems could be potentially used," he said.

Russia has already warned it will have to deploy new rockets on the borders of NATO's European partners such as Poland should its concerns not be addressed.

Karakayev added that the new missile would also be effective in combating any future missile defence system that the United States could install in space.

He said the missile would ultimately replace Russia's new generation of intercontinental missiles, the Yars and Topol-M.

Analysts believe that Russian fears that since much of its know-how is built on technology developed in the Soviet era, it may become obsolete by the time NATO's shield becomes fully operational in 2018.

Russia periodically test-fires long-range missiles, usually them from the far northwest of the country towards the Kamchatka region on the Pacific some 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) to the east.


Added: Dec-14-2012 Occurred On: Dec-14-2012
By: Loqotia
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Tags: Russia, NATO, Missile, Threat, United, States, USMC, US, Navy, Nuclear, War,
Location: Moscow, Moskovskaya oblast, Russia (load item map)
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  • Russia the true stabilizer. Without Russia, USA would own evetything.

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  • The 21ss centenary and we still have tribalism instead of us all working together to make it a better world.

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    • @truebrit49 Better get used to it.

      The only solution is to kill all the non cooperators, but you have be kinda uncooperative yourself to do that. That is why we cannot have a world of cooperation, it always pays to be the greedy one.

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    • @truebrit49 thats inpossible with that way of life we have currently because it is build on slavery and exploitation of other 3th world nations

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  • I guess there is more danger and hostility between the west and russia than we want to believe. This sucks, wish we could dismantle them all and just chill out for the next 100 years.

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    • @Minnesota

      My thoughts exactly. All that money could've eradicated hunger everywhere 10 times over.

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    • @Minnesota not possible as long as your government try so hard to rape russia on every level

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    • @gastarbeiter Russia is still a dictatorship, the president holds power of the entire country... This putin guy is not stupid... russia has always supplied America's enemies with weapons which get used against us or our allies. Russia has continuously worked against the western world and shows it does not want to fit in. Thats fine, they can remain separate if they wish but that is their choice. They hold the power if they want to join the rest of the world. The west stands together with a More..

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    • @Electrichka It's a ticking time bomb...

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    • @Minnesota you re so wrong on so many levels tell me first who is your enemy

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  • Losing Syria shows Russia doesn't have the balls to put words into action. Looks like gazprom will need to make other plans.

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  • The United States already got a shit load so they don't need to remind the Russian they got it.

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  • It's a miracle none of these have been fired in anger

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    • @CatEatDog ive seen an old interview with an ex-sovietgeneral who had controllership of nuclear weapons and strict order to fire them towards NATO nations when the signals give rise to do so.someday accidently(cant remember date) when a corrupt sensor marked an rocket start coming from the US towards the CCCP he had to start an nuclear counter-attack, he told he didnt start it because he listened only on his instincts and so havent cause the WW3. later he was arrest because insubordination. now More..

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    • @gastarbeiter Thanks you for the post and the info on how close we got to accidental nuclear war. Sad that the guy who saved the day got arrested. I understand the need for military discipline, but it is hard to say the world would have been better, even for the Soviets, had the nuclear controller fired the missiles.

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  • Russia still trying desperately to be relevant. Nobody cares FFS. Just keep sending us the traffic collision videos.

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    • @dorbie sorry dorbie but you re still one fucked up shithead.grow up

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    • @gastarbeiter Who are you and what is this "still". I know some ex-pat Russians, I discuss their experiences when they go back to visit. The Putin controlled state media has them blaming America irrationally for everything, even their domestic problems, they actually believe Americans sit around plotting against Russia, you know what Americans blame Russia for? American's don't even discuss Russia, they're simply not on the radar. So I mean what I say and I have evidence to back it up More..

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    • @dorbie you wanna deny that your government spread hate and fear about russia and try hard to lable them as an enemy? russia is a gas and other resources rich country and america isnt interested to controll them?

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    • @ImSmarterThanYou MAD is off the hair trigger and neither nation is expansionist now. There would need to be a significant change in relations for this to occur and America and Russia to threaten to nuke each other. If that change occurs I'll start to worry and hey Russia will be relevant again, until then.... ZZZzzzzzz. The Soviet era of Communist expansion and suppression of freedoms is over unless you count Chechnya after Beslan and their perpetual refusal to wholeheartedly condemn child mass More..

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  • What about our Minutemans?

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    • @ShortOrderCook

      Obama is doing the opposite; he's unilaterally dismantling 80% of our nuclear arsenal. And with almost no media coverage, of course.

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    • @joe prole

      We've been dismantling them for years. Bush directed the military to cut nuclear stockpiles by 50% of what they were in 2001 and also proposed cutting them by another 15%. What puzzles me is why we're signing reduction treaties with Russia while China is allowed to build as many as it wants.

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  • Only the truly weak need to continually remind others of their strength.
    The more Russia brags about its weapons, the more I suspect Russia of a burning inferiority complex.

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    • @govett

      FAIL! ))

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    • @grifo I wouldn't call Russia a failure. Just a land of downtrodden people who turn to dictators for protection against invaders such as Vikings, Mongols, Huns, Nazis, Napoleonic French, et al. Unfortunately, the dictators have been worse than the invaders.

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    • @govett

      Im not interested in those 2-bit history lessons, but this "truly weak need to continually remind others of their strength" is FAIL! ))

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    • @grifo You're welcome. Give me your address and I'll send you the bill for two bits.

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  • It doesn't matter if they develop new ones. Old or new, the US and Russia have enough to assure mutual destruction. No matter who fires first, no one wins.

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  • The U.S. response was to yawn and ask. "Who are you again? Oh Russian. Ya sure your still a threat I guess... Now shoo we have work to do."

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  • *yawn*

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  • Going to be funny when the EMP's start going off and everyones toys will be useless. Some built in protection might help launch but stragic satilite and radar will be useless and have them droping from the skies. You know they have them, will they be used before or after a first launch?

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  • awesome.

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  • just another failed state with a small dick inferiority complex

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    • @lpankhurst Irrational. They have a port there buddy. That's called a sphere of influence.

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