Russia Unleashes Test ICBM Barrage

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This was the first time a four-missile salvo of the new Bulava ICBM was launched from a submarine.

The video shows the Borei-class ballistic missile submarine Yuriy Dolgorukiy diving to launch depth and its crew preparing for the launch. Then, it switches to an external view from an observer ship, and shows four Bulava ICBMs being launched in a rapid-fire salvo. Continue reading

Hypersonic Weapon Explodes Seconds Into Test

A hypersonic weapon being developed by the US military was destroyed four seconds after launch following a malfunction, the Pentagon has said.

Controllers aborted the test after detecting a problem as a rocket carried the weapon from a test range in Alaska , the Department of Defense said.

Witnesses said they saw the rocket lift off then explode.  Continue reading