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Friday, July 31, 2015

Russia to re-start launches of ‘Satan’ ICBM

R-36M (SS-18) SatanRussia plans to re-start trial launches of the RS-20 Voyevoda Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, after converting the Dnepr missile, also known by NATO as “Satan.”

Russia now possesses 60 such missiles which, over the next five years, will be withdrawn from service.

The plan is to use the Voyevoda missiles for civilian purposes, for commercial launches, to avoid having to destroy the expensive missiles.

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