Russia successfully test fires Bulava SLBM

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    MOSCOW — The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.

    The Defense Ministry said that the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea Wednesday. The missile's warheads successfully reached designated targets at a testing range in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia.

    The launch was key for confirming the capability of the missile, which the Kremlin touted as an important part of the nation's nuclear deterrent.

    Many early Bulava launches went awry during a decade of tests, raising doubts about Russia's ability to carry out the ambitious project. A series of recent launches, however, has been successful and the Navy now has three nuclear submarines to carry the Bulava.
     
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    Can you post a source link ?
    I want to know which news agency this is.
     
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    @SajeevJino :

    I found the source: Washington Times
    Russia successfully test-fires new ICBM - Washington Times

    The reason I wanted the source is because it shows the quality of journalism of these papers.

    1. The first line of the article says, "a new intercontinental ballistic missile". This is not "a new intercontinental ballistic missile" this has been in testing for almost 5 years now, and was inducted into service sometime last year. The " a new" part is added to project an image to the people to show that Russia is becoming more dangerous, when infact this weapon system has been around for some time now.

    2. The news article completely misses the most important aspect of this test: This is the first time a full complement of Bulava missiles were launched from the Borei class submarine. The Washington Times Article does not even mention this.

    It seems Washington Times intent is not information rather in creating perceptions in the public.
     
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    we can Found those Errors in all kind of Media around the world ..be it's from India , Russia , UK ,France , and America ..everyone Misses some good Points and Makes mistakes when it's comes into defense Journalism
     
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    Well, then point it out, whenever a news agency makes factually incorrect information.
     
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