|Updated: 5/16/2006; 2:12:03 PM.
Post-9-11 events and analyses
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Russian missiles in bad shape
: "A Russian ballistic missile has failed to fire for the second time in as many days during military exercises attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the latest incident the missile, fired from submarine Karelia, was blown up by its automatic safety system, after veering from its flight path. Two test launches were scrapped [before launch] on Tuesday because of "malfunctions". [There had been an] announcement at the start of exercises last week that the high point would be the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles to hit targets on the Kamchatka peninsula, 5,000 kms away. " 8:44:14 AM
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