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Published time: October 30, 2014 13:58

Russia tests Bulava ballistic missile

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A Russian Borei-class nuclear submarine successfully test-fired a Bulava strategic missile from a submerged position on Wednesday. The Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535) submarine launched the projectile from a position in the Barents Sea. The missile hit a designated target in the Kura test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

With an operational range of 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles), Bulavas are able to carry 10 hypersonic, individually guided, maneuverable nuclear warheads with a yield of 100-150 kilotons each. Each Yuri Dolgoruky submarine can carry 16 Bulava ballistic missiles.

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