Russia test-launches new intercontinental ballistic missile
Russia successfully test-launched a new Bulava sub-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday


By Xinhua
Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2005

  
Russia test-launches new intercontinental ballistic missile
Russian Typhoon class submarine Dmitry Donskoy seen leaving drydock in 2002.


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Russia successfully test-launched a new Bulava sub-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, defense officials said.

The strategic submarine Dmitry Donskoy of the Northern Fleet launched the missile from the White Sea, which later hit the target at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, a Defense Ministry official and a naval officer said, quoted by the Interfax news agency.

The launch was the first underwater launch of the Bulava missile. Russia conducted the first surface launch of the missile in September.

A seaborne strategic missile system, the Bulava can carry at least 10 independently targetable warheads with a range of more than 8,000 km.

 


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