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Russians Attempt World Record Nuclear Missile Launch

Trude Pettersen for the Barentsobserver reports that the Russian Northern Fleet is preparing for the next combat readiness control of its nuclear deterrence forces; a 16-missile salvo launch from submerged position in Arctic waters – a drill that has not been attempted in 25 years.

Two of Russia’s newest strategic nuclear submarines are ready to leave for the Barents Sea. One of them will shortly be launching 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles in one salvo. The Northern Fleet plans to repeat the Soviet military operation “Behemoth”, Izvestiya writes.

The two Borey-class submarines “Yury Dolgoruky” and “Vladimir Monomakh” are ready to conduct the exercise, but only one of them will be launching all of its 16 Bulava missiles in one salvo, the newspaper writes.

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