In 1968 the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 sank in the Central North Pacific. American intelligence located it within weeks of its demise. The CIA crafted a secret program to raise the submarine in 1974. Now after much secrecy, this story can be told, by the men who made it happen and with never-before-seen footage of the actual salvage attempt, and new evidence of the project's successes and failures.
In March 1968 the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 carrying three of the most modern submarine-launched missiles then in the Soviet inventory, sank with the tragic loss of its 98 officers and crew in the dark abyss of the Central North Pacific.
Its whereabouts remained unknown to the Soviets for over six years but not to American intelligence who had located it within weeks of its demise. Here lay a cornucopia of Soviet missile technology and a Cold War intelligence coup of the highest magnitude!
Under a Howard Hughes enterprise, the CIA crafted a secret program of unparalleled imagination and engineering to raise the submarine in 1974. Code-named "Project Azorian," it would take over six years to complete and still remains highly classified even today.
But now after more than three decades of secrecy, this incredible story can be told, by the men who made it happen and with amazing never-before-seen footage of Azorian´s actual salvage attempt, and new evidence of the project's successes and failures in THE RAISING OF THE K-129.
Producer: Michael White
Production Year: 2010
Narrator: Nick Jackson
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 105 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen