The Search For Russia's Nuclear-Powered Missile Lost In The Barents Sea

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  1. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Russia preparing to search for nuclear-powered missile lost at sea after a failed test
    Amanda Macias | August 21, 2018

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    A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.

    Crews will attempt to recover a missile that was test launched in November and landed in the Barents Sea, which is located north of Norway and Russia. The operation will include three vessels, one of which is equipped to handle radioactive material from the weapon's nuclear core. There is no timeline for the mission, according to the people with knowledge of the report.

    Russian President Vladimir Putinunveiled the new nuclear-powered missile in March, boasting it had unlimited range. Yet, the weapon has yet to be successfully tested over multiple attempts.

    Russia tested four of the missiles between November and February, each resulting in a crash, people who spoke on the condition of anonymity previously told CNBC. The U.S. assessed that the longest test flight lasted just more than two minutes, with the missile flying 22 miles before losing control and crashing. The shortest test lasted four seconds and flew for five miles. Russia has denied the missile test failures.

    The weapon, which has been in development since the early 2000s, is believed to use a gasoline-powered engine for takeoff before switching to a nuclear-powered one for flight, sources have said.

    The tests apparently showed that the nuclear-powered heart of the cruise missile failed to initiate and, therefore, the weapon didn't achieve the indefinite flight Putin had boasted about.

    The tests were ordered by senior Kremlin officials despite objections from the program's engineers, who voiced concerns that the system was still in its infancy, sources have said.

    During a state of the nation address in March, Putin claimed the cruise missile was capable of delivering a warhead to any point in the world while evading missile defense systems. In the same two-hour speech, Putin touted an arsenal of new hypersonic weapons, which he called "invincible."

    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/08/21...-infinite-range-is-currently-lost-at-sea.html
     
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  2. Fluffernutter

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    I remember when there was a lot of buzz intertwined with fear a few months ago when the plans for these "limitless" missiles hit the news.

    So, it turns out they run on the same stuff as my lawnmower.

    With that said, how far along is our MIC in making a missile that can fly indefinitely?
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Gonna be funny of somebody found it first and actually manage to make it work by avoiding all the mistakes the Russian made...

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...wered-cruise-missile-and-the-u-s-might-be-too
     
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    the actor that played Roose Bolton, I always thought he looked like Putin.
     
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    A true wunderwaffe when Russians themselves cannot see where it flew!
     
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    time to dust off the glomar explorer!

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    Wasn't this a movie plot with terrorist racing to get the lost nuke?
     
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    I bet Sean Connery was driving it
     
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    John travolta, twice I think
     
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    There are many lost nukes in the world. It's a disturbing fact, look it up.
     
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    How do you say, "We have a Broken Arrow" in Russian?:)
     
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    They are going to crap themselves if they reach the missile and find the warhead is missing...:eek:
     
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    Gotta love government propaganda and the ridiculous stories they tell.

    We have unlimited range missile, and it runs on unleaded! Give me a break.
     
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    Greased lightning I beleive
     
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    Its probably whatever "its a tuesday" is in russian
     
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    "And the warhead was successfully delivered to Atlantis, ushering in a new age of sea diplomacy." - State TV
     
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