Saturday, March 27, 2021

Russian Ballistic Submarines Surface In The Arctic

Three Russian Ballistic Missile Submarines Just Surfaced Through The Arctic Ice Together


Three Russian ballistic missile submarines surfaced next to each other from beneath the ice near the North Pole as part of a recent major Arctic exercise. The head of the country's Navy said that event was a first for his service. It also underscores the growing geopolitical competition in this highly strategic region.

On March 26, 2021, the Russian Ministry of Defense released details, as well as imagery, about the submarine activity that has been a part of the Umka-2021 drills. So far, the Kremlin has not officially confirmed what submarines are taking part in the exercise, which began on March 20, and has also seen an unspecified nuclear submarine fire a torpedo underneath the Arctic ice.

However, official video footage, seen in full later in this story, shows what appears to be at least two sails belonging to Delta IV class submarines, also known as Project 667BDRM Delfins. It's possible that the third boat could be either a member of the Borei class, or the lone Borei-A class submarine presently in service, the Knyaz Vladimir. The Borei and Borei-A designs are Russia's most advancedballistic missile submarines. Both of these types can be loaded with up to 16 RSM-56 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles, each one of which can be armed with between 6 and 10 Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRV), depending on the type of nuclear warhead. The Delta IVs can be armed with up to 16 R-29RMU Sineva submarine-launched ballistic missiles, themselves capable of each carrying either 4 or 10 MIRVs, again depending on the warhead type.

A pair of MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors, supported by an Il-78 aerial refueling tanker, also flew over the North Pole and troops have been conducting maneuvers on the ground in extreme cold weather conditions as part of Umka-2021. Average temperatures in the exercise area, at present, are ranging between -13 and -22 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds gusting up to just over 70 miles per hour, according to state-run media outlet TASS

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With tensions around the world ratcheting-up to beyond even the level of the former "Cold War" in places like Ukraine and in the Middle East (Syria), today, Russia sent the United States an unmistakable warning about where this is heading . . . nuclear war.

Today, for the first time in recorded human history, THREE (3) Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines from the Russian Navy, suddenly surfaced through the Arctic ice, and OPENED their missile silos!

Not only did these vessels surface unexpectedly through the ice, they opened at least one Missile Silo:

Russian Military Statement

“As part of the Arctic expedition, three nuclear-powered submarines surfaced from under the ice inside an area with a radius of 300 meters for the first time in the history of the Russian navy,” said Admiral Nikolay Evmenov in a direct video-call with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Evmenov is Commander of the navy.

Putin added that the surfacing of the three submarines has no equivalents neither in the history of Soviet times nor in the history of modern times.

This location is **** NOT **** routinely monitored by defense satellites for missile launches.  Normally, the land-based missile silos within Russia are where spy satellites regularly watch for the heat signature of a missile coming out of a silo.

Firing missiles from this location MAY NOT EVEN BE DETECTED by US Defense Satellites.  Worse, even if a launch is detected, the flight time of missiles launched from this location would be HALF that of missiles launched from within Russia proper.

From Franz Josef Land to New York City: 15 Minutes.

This type of brutally blunt nuclear warning from one super power to another has really never taken place before.

It is an indicator of just how serious things are getting out in the real world.

Yet the mass media pays little to no attention to what's going on, and is doing NOTHING to warn the general public to be prepared for something terrible.

The media has not reported to the people of Europe or of the USA, that Ukraine has massed more than ninety thousand troops with 450 tanks and 800 pieces of artillery, on the border of two breakaway states, Luhansk and Donetsk, Ukraine. (I reported it HERE and HERE)  The people in those states have voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia.  Ukraine forbids it and has put military troops on war alert to attack the two states and take them by force.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the 1965 movie The Bedord Incident. Russian ICBM sub lurking in Greenland territorial waters looking for firing position.