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 روسيا تختبر صاروخاً يعمل بالطاقة النووية infographic
Graphic shows details of Burevestnik missile.


روسيا تختبر صاروخاً يعمل بالطاقة النووية

October 3, 2023 - من المحتمل أن روسيا تستعد لاختبار صاروخ كروز تجريبي يعمل بالطاقة النووية - أو ربما تكون قد اختبرته سابقاً - بمدى قد يصل إلى آلاف الكيلومترات.

Movements of aircraft and vehicles at and near a base in Russia’s remote Arctic region are consistent with preparations that were made for tests of the missile, known as the Burevestnik or SSC-X-9 Skyfall, in 2017 and 2018, according to a New York Times analysis.

U.S. surveillance planes have also been tracked in the area over the last two weeks, and aviation alerts have warned pilots to avoid nearby airspace.

Russia previously conducted 13 known tests between 2017 and 2019, all of which were unsuccessful, according to a report from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit group focused on arms control. And mishaps can be deadly. A missile launched in 2019 crashed and eventually exploded during a recovery attempt, killing seven people, according to U.S. officials.

PUBLISHED: 03/10/2023; STORY: Graphic News