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Patrushev added that Russia should control the Northern Sea Route , a ...
Russia must set borders in oil-rich Arctic: Medvedev
Patrushev added that Russia should control the Northern Sea Route, a passage that stretches from Asia to Europe across northern Russia that is expected to become safer and less ice-bound with global warming.
"The Northern Sea Route is very important.... We should control all of it, while understanding that international shipping will use it and they should feel at ease," he said. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080917...Bm0z82E0iROrgF
Location: Under your bed. No seriously, take a look.
Yep, the Bulava has launched successfully from the Dmitriky Donskoy. Most likely once the Dolgorukiy undergoes some extensive sea trials, it will also be armed with Bulava and tested later this year.
There is some confusion though. Lenta.ru reported that it was the Dolgorukiy that made the launch, while russianforces.org claimed it was the Dmitriy Donskoy. The latter is more likely as the Dmitriy Donskoy is the current testbed for the Bulava.
"A new-generation Bulava ballistic missile was successfully fired from the White Sea to the Kura testing site in Kamchatka" in Russia's far east, the Russian navy said in a statement.
The Bulava, which the statement said was fired by the Dmitry Donskoi nuclear submarine off the northwest coast of Russia, can be equipped with up to 10 individually targeted nuclear warheads. http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publ...ic_missile.php
Actually, the Delta SSBNs were the first multi-functional submarines- the torpedoes they carried were SUBROC type.
I wonder if the Oscars will be given some LACMs?
MOSCOW — Moscow says four warships carrying out the Russian navy's first deployment to the Western Hemisphere since the Cold War will make a side trip to the Mediterranean.
The nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great and three accompanying ships are expected to sail through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean on Sunday.
Naval spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo says the ships will call at the Libyan port of Tripoli and also visit several other unspecified Mediterranean ports before heading to Venezuela.
Russian news reports have said the squadron is expected to visit the Syrian port of Tartus, which hosted Soviet ships during the Cold War and now is being renovated for a permanent Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean.
So they are heading all the way inside to Tartus b4 going to venezuela? Thats alot more miles than a straight trip to the Carribean.
And regarding the Bulava SLBM, the latest test has been a sucess. And regarding to this report, its now clear why the problems they have been facing. Its not due to brain drain being a cause for their problems of making a new SLBM. The company never built SLBM's b4 for the Soviet Navy!.