Start of a rocket


During the Thunder-2019 exercises, the Russian P-29 nuclear missile was unable to hit the target, and did not even take off

In the exercises led by Putin, the military failed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Despite the fact that the Thunder-2019 exercises are strategic, and their purpose is to develop the use of nuclear weapons, it became known that the Russian military not only failed to hit the target at the training ground, but even failed to launch an intercontinental ballistic rockets.

“The nuclear submarine cruiser K-44 Ryazan, which is part of the 25 division of the submarines of the Pacific Fleet, carried out on 17 October only one launch of the R-29R intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and not two, as announced on briefing on October 14, Acting Chief of the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation Evgeni Ilyin. The second P-29P did not leave the silo launcher, and the submarine returned to its permanent base with an unshooted missile. ”- reports the publication "Vedomosti".

What exactly is the reason for the failure to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile is unknown, but experts point out the seriousness of what happened.

“Given the fact that the rocket did not even leave the mine, the risk of its explosion on board the submarine was very high. If he had happened, the submarine would have been simply destroyed. ”, - the expert marks.