Thursday, December 17, 2015

Doofus Of The Day #867

Today's award goes to a rocket design bureau in Russia.

"Industry specialists ... held test firing of a cruise missile at a Russian Defense Ministry range," the ministry’s statement said.

"After the firing, as a result of an abnormal situation, the missile diverged from the set trajectory and fell near the inhabited locality of Nenoksa [Arkhangelsk Region]."

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Earlier, a source in regional law enforcement structures said a missile fell on a residential building during tests at the navy’s Nenoksa range. No one was injured. According to local media, the roof and four apartments in a three-story house were damaged.

There's more at the link, and in this BBC report.

Talk about your military-industrial complex . . . order a new weapon and make work for factories;  test the new weapon and make work for builders!  What's not to like?



0007 said...

On the other hand at least they are designing/testing new technology. Not like the US military with it 20(F-35) to 50(B-52) year old systems. And don't even mention the disaster known as the LCS.

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

They're keeping home repair/construction people busy/employed!!!

Peter (not our gracious Host) said...

In (Soviet) Russia, missile tests you!