Russia Prepares For Nuclear War With Triad Missile Launches

Russia Prepares For Nuclear War With Triad Missile Launches

Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces launched three intercontinental ballistic missilesfrom "land, air and sea" as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

A Topol intercontinental ballistic missile was tested from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russian Federation, hitting a target at a military testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Topol-M missile launchers are seen in Red Square in Moscow during the Victory Day parade May 9, 2009. "A nuclear submarine of the North Fleet fired a ballistic missile from the Barents Sea towards Kura".

The Defense Ministry said Thursday that three ballistic missiles were fired from nuclear submarines and one from a launchpad in Russia's northwest as part of the drills.

According to news agency ANI, submarine based projectiles were also launched during the military exercises which also involved long-range bombers.

The training exercise also involved Tupolev-160, Tupolev-85MS and Tupolev-22MZ strategic bombers, which launched nuclear-capable cruise missiles in Kazakhstan.

A third missile was sacked from the Barents Sea, in the Arctic Ocean.

Russian Federation has reportedly launched four ballistic missiles in a "strategic drill".

"All the objectives of the exercises were successfully achieved, with all the test dummy targets destroyed", Breaking 911 reported the ministry as saying.

Unlike the Topol, which is a single-warhead weapon, the Yars is believed to carry multiple warheads and have a much greater range than its predecessor.

Last month, Russian Federation successfully tested a Topol missile equipped with a new advanced warhead, and two modern Yars intercontinental ballistic missile.

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