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US media: satellite filmed test of Russian rocket in the Arctic

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On 23 July, the Northern Fleet held an air defense exercise. They attracted increased attention from the American side. An article about the tests of the Russian missile appeared in Forbes magazine.


It could have been an updated Dagger


American publicist H. Sutton writes that the US Navy's submarines have spent many years trying to film the missile tests of the Russian Navy. However, these attempts turned out to be unsuccessful and so continued until the last moment, when a commercial satellite flying over the Earth was able to capture the tests in the Barents Sea.

Frank Bottema, an intelligence specialist, has been keeping a close eye on Russian military exercises in the Arctic lately. He managed to find a clear trace of the missile test in satellite images.

As you know, on July 23, the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy conducted military exercises: the crew of the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) Severomorsk, as stated in the official press release of the Russian Navy, conducted anti-aircraft fire, practicing the actions of the ship on the high seas.

US media: satellite filmed test of Russian rocket in the Arctic

Sutton writes that the main air defense system installed at Severomorsk is the Kinzhal missile system. Recently, the US military has often received information about the upcoming modernization of the "Dagger", but there was no confirmation of this. And Bottema, as Sutton writes, probably found evidence of this modernization: the shooting could have been a test.

In addition, on the same day that the Severomorsk anti-aircraft firing practice took place, Frank Bottema managed to find another interesting photograph from a commercial satellite. We are talking about a submarine captured at the moment of surfacing.


According to Sutton, we are talking about BS-64 "Podmoskovye" - a special-purpose nuclear submarine, which was then converted into a carrier of a deep-sea vehicle. This information allowed American analysts to speculate about the conduct of the next tests of new weapons by Russia in the Arctic region.

Arctic in the US special focus


It is known that the Americans are very attentive and jealous of any Russian military maneuvers in the Arctic. This is due to the great "appetites" of the American side regarding the Northern Sea Route, which Washington is trying to present as a sea artery, the right to uncontrolled use of which all countries allegedly have.

The military activity of the United States and NATO in the Arctic region is primarily associated with the plans for the Northern Sea Route, and secondly, with the rich natural resources of the Arctic. Climatic changes may turn the NSR into the most important sea artery in the foreseeable future. Russia, in turn, needs to defend its presence in the Arctic while maintaining its control over the northern territories.

It is no coincidence that in recent years, special attention has been paid to strengthening the Northern fleetproviding protection of the Arctic borders of our country. Naturally, the United States does not like this process, and the American military department is making every effort to obtain as comprehensive information as possible about Russian military exercises in the Arctic, and about testing new species. weapons, and about sea, air and land forces, which can be concentrated in the Arctic region.
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  1. askort154
    askort154 27 July 2020 11: 21
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    "Commercial" satellites - flying under the programs of the US Department of Defense and the CIA ?!
    1. Hagen
      Hagen 27 July 2020 11: 25
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      Quote: askort154
      "Commercial" satellites - flying under the programs of the US Department of Defense and the CIA ?!

      In the United States, even the combat training of army units can be partially outsourced. So there is no need to talk about satellites. For them it is in the order of things.
    2. Mytholog
      Mytholog 27 July 2020 11: 40
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      Quote: askort154
      "Commercial" satellites - flying under the programs of the US Department of Defense and the CIA ?!

      And having a nifiga not a military name "Sentinel-2" ("Sentinel-2"). Already would be called Sequoia or Buttercup. Or Goofy. They do not want to adopt advanced experience - at least cry, at least laugh;)
    3. hydrox
      hydrox 27 July 2020 11: 44
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      Then you need to understand the concept of "commercial", ie. our survey satellites have the right to approach any satellite to find out its affiliation: is it a commercial satellite or a spy satellite? And do we have the right to tie a tin can to a military satellite so that it is immediately visible for what purposes this piece of iron dangles over our territories.
      And you can also attach a bug to a military satellite so that it notifies the whole space about its location and so that no work with an increased level of privacy is carried out in its presence.
      In fact, these beacons will indicate the location of the object to be destroyed first (second, third ...) in the case of a cap in relations with the United States (GB, France ...)
      And why not?
      1. businessv
        businessv 28 July 2020 21: 16
        +1
        Quote: hydrox
        In fact, these beacons will indicate the location of the object to be destroyed first (second, third ...)

        Bravo! Good idea! good
      2. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 29 July 2020 21: 42
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        Quote: hydrox

        And you can also attach a bug to a military satellite so that it notifies the whole space about its location and so that no work with an increased level of privacy is carried out in its presence.
        In fact, these beacons will indicate the location of the object to be destroyed first (second, third ...) in the case of a cap in relations with the United States (GB, France ...)
        And why not?


        And what beacons are you going to install? and what kind of missiles you will then shoot down, for example, 300 feet of the "first stage" in the case of the start of the BP ???

        Continue to develop your thought further ...
        I'm just wondering to what stage of absurdity you will reach, and whether you will understand the absurdity you have written and at what stage ...
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 30 July 2020 18: 53
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          Sorry, I forgot to ask your permission, but this is not according to the charter - I had to bow in my legs ... good laughing
    4. orionvitt
      orionvitt 27 July 2020 12: 17
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      It is clear that the tests were carried out taking into account the flight of military spy satellites. But it turned out that everyone, even commercial satellites, work for the CIA and the Pentagon.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 27 July 2020 12: 38
        +7
        But now, with good reason, we will be able to audit (inspect!) Not only military gadgets, but also commercial ones (including student and model ones).
    5. donavi49
      donavi49 27 July 2020 13: 05
      +8
      At least 2 profitable companies are now working, private, which provide services for shooting various objects in high quality. One more civilian - Maksar. Now 0.6m per pixel, legion 29cm will be output soon.




      The second (ISI) focuses on the military, espionage and analysis. But they are all postponing and postponing the launch of a new generation of satellites (Eros-NG), at 38cm.


      And also a wagon of all sorts of small or outsourcers, for example, French Pleiades - they often upload or shoot for private customers, 50cm.

      The Americans are just trying not to burn. Or they spread data on the basis of outsourcers (the same ISI) or retouched, compressed, as worse than that of outsourcers. Apparently they are afraid that everyone will find out that they have 10-15 cm / pixel in focus flying + cool radar equipment of similar accuracy.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 30 July 2020 18: 59
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        Thanks for the non-newspaper information.
    6. ccsr
      ccsr 27 July 2020 22: 26
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      Quote: askort154
      "Commercial" satellites - flying under the programs of the US Department of Defense and the CIA ?!

      We had dual-use satellites back in the days of the USSR, and information from them came not only to civilian organizations, but also to interested structures of the Armed Forces. Now all this is automated, so you shouldn't be surprised at all - this is a normal practice for any country, including the United States, that has its own orbital group.
    7. max702
      max702 28 July 2020 22: 09
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      In the bourgeois world there is no concept of commercial and other nonsense, all useful infa is used primarily by the security forces of various services, if they do not really need it, then it goes on sale .. It's only about the USSR they said like everything works for the military, the bourgeoisie is all the same only by an order of magnitude more carefully ..
  2. prior
    prior 27 July 2020 11: 28
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    It is not interesting that the Russian military is testing new missiles and weapons, it is their job.
    Interestingly, commercial American satellites are engaged in military intelligence.
    And then another insult includes the fact that it was Russia that launched an inspector satellite into space.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 27 July 2020 13: 43
      +5
      All their satellites were able to detect the "traces" of the missile test of the old self-defense air defense complex and the surfacing of the nuclear submarine. Then the fantasy "finished drawing" everything. bully
  3. bar
    bar 27 July 2020 11: 29
    +4
    a commercial satellite flying over Earth captured the trials in the Barents Sea.

    These are the "commercial" laughing
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 July 2020 11: 53
    +1
    They fixed that something was flying. Something flashed. Let them think that it was. Ours know how to hide.
  5. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 27 July 2020 11: 56
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    There are already 500 commercial Starlink satellites launched. The goal is to bring the constellation to 12000 satellites.
    So the need for Russian C500 and inspection satellites becomes clear.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 27 July 2020 12: 40
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      The trees were burning!
      This is how much metal you need to burn! laughing
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 27 July 2020 22: 38
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      Quote: 7,62x54
      There are already 500 commercial Starlink satellites launched. The goal is to bring the constellation to 12000 satellites.
      So the need for Russian C500 and inspection satellites becomes clear.

      So what? Are you going to build 12000 missiles for the S-500?
      Have you forgotten about the second commercial project with 6000 more satellites?
      In total, we need to build almost 20000 missiles?

      Why do you need reason?
      1. 7,62h54
        7,62h54 27 July 2020 22: 50
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        Reread what you have written. And where do I have it written about 12000 500's?
        You will enter in harmony with your mind to begin with.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 29 July 2020 21: 40
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          Quote: 7,62x54
          Reread what you have written. And where do I have it written about 12000 500's?
          You will enter in harmony with your mind to begin with.


          Well, you consider these tens of thousands of satellites as targets for the S-500?
          Or not already?
          Or did you change your shoes on the fly "back"?

          So why would you write about the S-500 in the context of 12000 satellites?
          Why did you write this?
  6. askort154
    askort154 27 July 2020 12: 02
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    Eh, I did not have time to amend the constitution - from companies whose commercial satellites fly over the territory of Russia, to levy a tax, depending on the distance traveled. What? Aviation pays! negative
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 27 July 2020 12: 44
      +6
      Or you can do it differently: if you didn't pay - fly out of orbit (the inspector will take care of this).
      Paid - present your check! laughing
      Then you will have to hang a tin with a number on the satellites, otherwise the inspectors will begin to behave like DPSniks - Yankes will be tortured to support the group! good
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 July 2020 12: 16
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    Dagger in the air defense system ???????? However, striped in shock or in a frenzy?
    1. Crash
      Crash 27 July 2020 18: 20
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      striped in shock or in frenzy?

      Apparently yes. The Dagger is an aviation version of the Iskander, never an air defense. And even less ship laughing
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 27 July 2020 19: 34
      +7
      Quote: Ros 56
      A dagger in the air defense system?

      Quote: Crasher
      The Dagger is an aviation version of the Iskander, never an air defense. And even less ship

      Guys, this is an air defense, shipborne self-defense air defense system (short-range).
      SAM "Dagger" (GRAU index - 3K95, export name - Blade, according to the classification of the US Defense Ministry and NATO - SA-N-9 Gauntlet (Plate mitten)) is a Soviet and Russian multichannel, all-weather sea-based air defense system designed to repel massive air attacks (low-flying anti-ship missiles and anti-ballistic missile systems, UAB and unguided bombs, etc.) in the near zone (up to 12 km).
      The air defense system was developed at NPO Altair under the leadership of SA Fadeev. It was put into service in 1989.
      It can be placed on ships with a displacement of more than 800 tons. This complex is armed with:
      - TAVKR "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov" - 24 launchers x 8 missiles;
      - TARKR "Peter the Great" (project 1144.4) - 16PU x 8 SAM
      - BOD pr. 1155 - 8PU x 8 SAM
      - SKRy pr. 11540 - 4 launchers x 8 missiles.
      He's just the namesake of his aeroballistic counterpart. But as a "cleaner" in the Navy he served excellently! yes
      1. Crash
        Crash 27 July 2020 20: 28
        +1
        I already understood that the people here are serious and do not understand jokes winked
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 28 July 2020 06: 57
        +1
        I don't mind, I just talked about the anti-ship dagger, which is suspended under the MiG-31.

        That was about him.
  8. KCA
    KCA 27 July 2020 12: 50
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    Cho for nonsense? All missile launches that enter a ballistic trajectory, with an exit into near space, must be warned in advance by both the Russian Federation and the United States, aha, they could not detect, the early warning missile system detects any launches, the Dagger seems to rise to 60 km
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 27 July 2020 16: 22
      +6
      He has a snot range after a sneeze. 15 km if I'm not mistaken. The mattresses are great. Now let them shoot as a midshipman from a slingshot at the seagulls with nuts bullet. Secret nuts. With smooth thread.
      1. Motorhead
        Motorhead 27 July 2020 16: 48
        +2
        Not a metric thread, just mattress toppers cannot unify their inch. They immediately pop up a glitch.
    2. ccsr
      ccsr 27 July 2020 22: 29
      -5
      Quote: KCA
      Cho for nonsense? All missile launches that enter a ballistic trajectory with an exit into near space must be warned in advance by both the Russian Federation and the United States,

      Quite right, and this practice began under Brezhnev.
      Quote: KCA
      The SPRN detects any launches, the Dagger seems to rise 60 km

      This is exactly what it is, even if the launch is at a lower altitude.
  9. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 July 2020 13: 00
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    They have an "all-seeing eye" flying with a resolution of 10 cm, but an inspector was assigned to it. We have to use blurry pictures from unadapted devices. wassat
    1. KCA
      KCA 27 July 2020 13: 06
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      Excuse me, did you remember the film "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith? Satellite resolution 10cm is wet dreams, so far unattainable, sarcasm, right?
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 27 July 2020 13: 20
        +1
        https://youtu.be/zajaWk7nVug
        I advise you to look. There it is well told about these satellites, and why the Americans were so mad about the inspector.
        1. KCA
          KCA 27 July 2020 13: 24
          0
          I’ll never go straight to some youtu.be, you’ll also suggest a pornhub as a source of non-profitable news, no, it’s not difficult for me to check the computer from gonorrhea, but why bother?
          1. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 27 July 2020 19: 39
            +1
            Quote: KCA
            It's not difficult for me to check the computer from the gonor, but why bother?

            Colleague, what kind of manners !? "Hussar runny nose" to call it some kind of tripak !!!
            Phi! laughing
  10. bars1
    bars1 27 July 2020 15: 08
    +4
    Quote: KCA
    you will also offer pornhub as a source of non-profitable news,

    Pornhub is all about garlic!
  11. Old26
    Old26 27 July 2020 19: 35
    +2
    Quote: hydrox
    But now, with good reason, we will be able to audit (inspect!) Not only military gadgets, but also commercial ones (including student and model ones).

    Yeah. Just do not burst from the strain with our number of satellites in order to check not only military, but also commercial satellites, which are much larger than the military ... Well, well. Let's chime ...

    Quote: KCA
    Excuse me, did you remember the film "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith? Satellite resolution 10cm is wet dreams, so far unattainable, sarcasm, right?

    No. Already 5-7 years ago, American "Keyholes" gave a resolution of 15 cm to the mode of detailed exploration. Now it is possible already 10 cm.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 27 July 2020 20: 41
      -1
      The fact that the United States will not show its photographs from military satellites is understandable to all adequate people. Interesting information was provided by the investigation of the downed Boeing. The missile launch of the BUK was detected by the American missile launch control system. Those. even such a small flash is captured.
    2. ccsr
      ccsr 27 July 2020 22: 37
      -5
      Quote: Old26
      No. Already 5-7 years ago, American "Keyholes" gave a resolution of 15 cm to the mode of detailed exploration. Now it is possible already 10 cm.

      Technically, this is possible, but from a practical point of view, due to the too small area of ​​the territory falling into the frame, the operation of such a system will be too costly and ineffective - several flights over the object will be required if its linear dimensions are large enough. As far as is known, the best option was considered the resolution of 30 cm for optical reconnaissance when photographing on film, and 50 cm for optoelectronic systems, although I do not exclude that these parameters have changed now.
  12. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 27 July 2020 22: 07
    +1
    And what, the table of flights of foreign satellites over the test site no longer exists? As far as I know, the presence of these curious people is always taken into account during tests, and tests are never performed with them.
  13. shonsu
    shonsu 28 July 2020 10: 31
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    I don't think it was a secret for our military.
  14. Unmer
    Unmer 28 July 2020 14: 28
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    Curious bastards ..
  15. blackies
    blackies 28 July 2020 18: 31
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    commentators!?. what kind of rocket and pl? in my opinion some kind of fake
  16. maratkoRuEkb
    maratkoRuEkb 4 August 2020 10: 23
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    so many speculations based on specks in images) top-tier analytics.