Russian frigate fails missile test, and the US rename it Suicide class

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Russian tests of a Caliber missile have caused concern among Russians and mocking comments from American media and social networks.

A video of the Russian frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov has appeared on the Internet, which was recently renovated and modernized, and re-launched for missile tests. BulgarianMilitary.com does not know the exact date of the tests but has a video of the failed rocket launch.

The video shows the rocket trying to take off, followed by very chaotic movements in the air. The missile fell into the water very close to the Russian frigate, which was a cause for concern for the Russians, as they could detonate themselves.

The media in the United States and social networks were quick to respond to the incident. “Let’s congratulate the Russians for upgrading the ship to the Suicide class frigate” is often found in texts and comments. “Is this a firework or a funeral greeting” are another part of the mocking comments.

The Russians are trying to minimize the damage around the failed missile test, claiming that this is an entirely new missile development being tested for the first time. Of course, we at BulgarianMilitary.com would agree with such a statement if the test was from a country with no tradition in rocketry.

Russians, please – you are not a “rookie” in this business, and it is not severe not to admit your mistake. Everyone is wrong, but you become even funnier when you try to distract us with a simple explanation.

Russian submarine fires torpedoes in the Baltic Sea

The Russian diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (built for the Pacific Fleet) has carried out training torpedo firing from a submerged position in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Baltic Fleet said on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Interfax.

“The submarine crew completed the assigned tasks and fired torpedo weapons from a submerged position at a conditional sea target, which imitates by the small anti-submarine ship Aleksin at an admissible safe distance,” the press service of the fleet said.

According to the military, the firing was carried out with practical torpedoes. After completing the activities, all torpedoes were lifted out of the water by a torpedo boat.

The report says the firing provides by warships and rescue vessels and the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a submarine built for the Pacific Fleet. Russian media reported that two submarines – “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” and “Volkhov” – are working out tasks in the Baltic before moving to the base of the Pacific Fleet.

Moscow signed in the contract for the construction of this series of submarines in September 2016. The first ship, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was handed over to the Russian Navy on November 25, 2019. The Volkhov submarine, the second in the series, entered the fleet on October 24, 2020.

On March 26, another submarine of the project, the Magadan, was launched in St. Petersburg. It should be handed over to the Russian Navy in November this year.

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