September 9, 2006
THE PRIOR GENERATIONS WERE NO BETTER:
Russian ICBM test ends in premature splashdown (Lester Haines, 8th September 2006, The Register)
A test launch of a next-generation, submarine-launched Russian ICBM ended in failure yesterday when the missile crashed into the White Sea shortly after launch, news agency Novosti reports.Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2006 2:21 PM
The Bulava was fired from Typhoon-class ballistic missile submarine the Dmitry Donskoi. Russian navy spokesman Igor Dygalo confirmed the failure of the test, admitting: "A failure in the testing program of the Bulava missile occurred during the second stage of the test. A special commission will conduct a detailed investigation into the cause of the incident to eliminate it during further stages of the test program after the vessel returns to base."