US suspects Russia of secret tests of a new long-range missile


The US believes that on December 15 this year, Russia tested the so-called "anti-satellite weapon" of the PL-19 "Nudol" missile. The corresponding assumption, based on circumstantial evidence, was voiced by Popular Mechanics. In turn, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not report any tests.


As an argument, the American publication refers to the recommendation of the Russian government for civilians not to visit certain areas marked on the map on December 15.

The Nudol launch pads are located on the site of the Cyclone-2 launch complex at the Plesetsk cosmodrome. According to journalists, the area marked on the map is almost identical to the one that was "banned" during the tests of the PL-19 in April this year.


It is worth noting that Russian specialists classify Nudol as a missile defense system. However, the US believes that the new rocket is designed to destroy satellites in low orbit.

In particular, Popular Mechanics calls the PL-19 a "right ascension" anti-satellite weapon. This means that "Nudol" is launched from the Earth by means of a launch vehicle and thus goes into a given orbit to intercept the target.

In general, it is difficult to talk about the correctness of certain experts, since the PL-19 today is one of the most classified domestic weapons. According to some reports, the first flight tests of the rocket took place back in 2014. At the same time, its development started back in the Soviet Union.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 18 December 2020 13: 50
    +6
    PL-19 today is one of the most classified domestic weapons. According to some reports, the first flight tests of the rocket took place back in 2014. At the same time, its development started back in the Soviet Union.

    I hope that no less secret developments of even more formidable domestic weapons were launched at this very time already in the Russian Federation, thereby creating permanent "design and production reserves" for new successful launches! wink
  2. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 19 December 2020 17: 32
    +2
    How to be, what to do, guess. Trouble. laughing
  3. alex-sherbakov48 23 December 2020 15: 35
    +2
    This means that the United States will never be the hegemon on the planet, it will have to reckon with Russia, especially when it gets stronger economically.
  4. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 11 January 2021 13: 13
    0
    "in secret trials" suspect .... Stunned! We quit all contracts, now they suspect ...