Russia's Navy Day celebrations were a bit of a flop.
At Crimea's Sevastopol port, the Krivak-class frigate Ladny was supposed to do a little demo of the SS-N-14 Silex, a ship-fired anti-submarine missile (specifially, this was the URPK-5 Rastrub, modified to be used against both submarines and other warships).
But instead fle Russian muscle, the missile badly misfired. The four-stage missile's boosters essentially went off on a joy ride, .
A Vine shot by another bystander shows one of the booster's mad spiral back into the ocean:
To make matter's worse, later that day, another demonstration was supposed to take place, this time firing off multiple rockets from a warship. The ... not much happens at all.
This is the face of a man who has repeatedly said he plans to bulk up his fleet's strength in the Atlantic after two separate ships badly malfunction:
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