Contents tagged with Burevestnik

  • U.S.: Russia preparing another test launch of nuclear-powered Burevestnik missile

    Russia may be preparing to try another launch of a nuclear-powered missile Burevestnik (Skyfall), the previous tests of which turned into a tragedy and the death of five people.

    A new test of one of five types of super-weapons announced by President Vladimir Putin in 2018 could take place at one of the testing sites near the Arctic Circle, CNN reported.

    Photos taken on Aug. 16 by private company Capella Space showed that large shelters were erected at the test site in two months period to …

  • Russian officials remove US diplomats from train during official trip to Severodvinsk

    Three US embassy employees were removed from the Nyonoksa – Severodvinsk train in Russia since they lacked authorization to enter the restricted territory, Interfax reports, citing an informed source.

    The US diplomats included Navy Attache Curtis, Attache Arriola and Attache Colonel Dann.

    “Since this territory is restricted, the US embassy staff were removed from the train, and signs of an administrative offense have been perceived in their actions,” the report reads.

    The source noted that …

  • Russia’s Burevestnik super-missile unsuitable for war

    Although numerous sources claim that Russia’s Burevestnik hypersonic nuclear-powered cruise missile will be adopted into the armament within the next 5-6 years, some Russian news outlets believe the missile will be completely unsuitable for warfare.

    “As soon as the Burevestnik is spotted approaching the target, it will be relatively easy to shoot down, because according to current estimates, the missile has a subsonic flight speed. If there is an interceptor aircraft in the air, under …

  • Explosion in Russia linked to testing of new nuclear deterrent weapon

    The recent incident at a testing ground near Arkhangelsk, Russia, in which an explosion killed five people, continues to generate rumors, and experts are proposing new theories as to what happened. The Swiss news outlet Le Temps writes that “a new nuclear deterrent weapon” was being tested there.

    The newspaper cites a statement by a representative of the company Rosatom, who said after the incident that “the engine of a ship missile in the Navy’s armament was being tested at the testing ground” …

  • Local authorities advise residents to leave their homes after the explosion at the missile test site in Russia

    The authorities of the Russian city of Severodvinsk, which is located near the test site where a nuclear engine of a missile exploded, advised residents of the Nyonoksa village to leave their homes, reports Interfax news agency.

    As noted by the representative of the municipality, residents were asked to leave the village because of “the activities of the military in the area”. The Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov denied information about the evacuation of residents. However, the …

  • Russian nuclear agency provides details of explosion during missile tests

    The press service of Russian State company Rosatom reported, that a missile exploded during testing on a marine platform, and  in the end of the test the rocket fuel caught fire and caused the explosion, reports RBC news agency.

    As a result of the explosion, five employees of Rosatom, who were working with the radioisotope power source of the rocket, were killed, said Rosatom.

    "There was a confluence of various factors, which often occurs when new technologies are tested. Of course, our …

  • Russia tests nuclear power engine for its new Burevestnik cruise missile

    The nuclear power unit for Russia’s subsonic Burevestnik cruise missile successfully passed testing at one of the country’s testing ranges in January, which means that the Burevestnik missile will have a virtually unlimited flight range, TASS reports, citing a source in the missile construction sector.

    “In January at one of the testing ranges, the most important stage of testing for the Burevestnik subsonic missile system was successfully completed – the testing of the nuclear power unit,” the …