Russia to hold major test of its strategic missile forces

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Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.

The exercise, from Oct. 15-17, will involve around 12,000 military personnel, as well as aircraft, including strategic nuclear bombers, surface ships and submarines, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The aim of this week's exercise is to test the readiness of Russia's command structure and how efficiently its orders are carried out, the defense ministry said.

Missiles will be fired on military testing ranges in Russia's Far East and at remote locations in its Far North.

Russia's Northern Fleet will be involved, the ministry said, saying the naval part of the exercise would cover the Barents, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Okhotsk seas.

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Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:08 am

I know the narrative says this was announced last year but the particulars of October drills are always open to change ...it appears to be focused on the Arctic and northern borders... I'm sure Norway and Finland are very happy to have such a pleasant neighbour.

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Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:58 pm

One of their new subs on the Pacific side tried to shoot off two R29 nuclear missiles. One launched fine. The other failed to eject out of the sub which could have caused a full loss of the sub in the right situation. Of course the Russian Navy played it down and said that it could never hurt the sub.

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