Forum:137 successful test launches of the Trident II(D5)

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The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight Feb. 22, 2012, of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin, the 137th successful test flight of the D5 missile since 1989. The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) in the Atlantic Ocean as part of demonstration and shakedown operation 23 (DASO-23)

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/trident-ii-d5-fleet-ballistic-missile--fbm-.html Moonshot926 (talk) 18:17, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

And? Тyrant 20:20, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Damn, you took my line. :) I suspect that this may be the only way of starting a conversation that Moonshot knows, which would be kind of sad.--ZooGuard (talk) 20:24, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

That is a good record. The Russian Bulava had 8 failures out of 20 test launches. I think Pootin is also going to build new land-based and mobile ICBMs. Moonshot926 (talk) 07:52, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

"Pootin"? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 11:28, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Russia needs to modernize its strategic nuclear forces. The SS-18 and SS-19 ICBMs are obsolete. They are liquid fueled which makes them dangerous and require lots of maintenance. The newer SS-29 "Yars" ICBMs are planned to replace these. The Delta III and Delta IV SSBN also need to be replaced soon. There was a fire aboard one of them in December. The new Borei class will replace them but how long will it take? Maybe until 2016. Moonshot926 (talk) 11:50, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Still no idea why you thought that this would be an appropriate way to start a conversation on RationalWiki. Did you get banned from whatever place you usually discuss such things, or something?--ZooGuard (talk) 12:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah. Conservapedia.com. Ever heard of it? Moonshot926 (talk) 13:07, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

However surprising it may be to you, a large and increasing number of the regular users of RW do not follow the Conservapedia train-wreck.--ZooGuard (talk) 13:20, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

However surprising it may be to you, a large and increasing number of the regular people do not think. Moonshot926 (talk) 13:29, 25 March 2012 (UTC)