In the Crimea garrison military court ruled against two military who mistakenly launched aircraft rocket X-29ТД. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to investigators, the soldiers of the Chebanov and Alexei Nikolai Zverev broke the rules of handling weapons while preparing to test missiles on an automated instrument “Oka”.
Cabanova appointed punishment in the form of restriction on military service for one year and three months with deduction of 15 percent of salary state income, and Zverev — year restriction with retention of 10% of your income. Total losses from the actions of military personnel was estimated at 46 million rubles.
The incident with the rocket launch happened at the airfield in Saki October 1, 2017. The missile has a length of over four metres and a weight of about 700 pounds, demolished the gates and part of the wall of the hangar, destroyed the equipment and another “product 63M”. Warhead missiles with 100 kilograms of explosives didn’t work, but eventually had to write off two missiles, special equipment to test them, and to restore the hangar.
X-29ТД — Russian aircraft missile of class “air-surface” of small radius of action. She entered service in 1980 and designed to destroy fortified targets, such as reinforced concrete structures, bridges, concrete runways, ships and submarines.
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