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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Russia to Launch Bulava Missiles From Subs in Series of Tests

Bulava test launchRussia will carry out a series of new test launches of sea-based Bulava ballistic missile in October-November 2015, a source in Navy Main Headquarters said on Wednesday.

The first single-missile launch will be carried out from the Vladimir Monomakh strategic submarine, while the second will be a two-missile salvo from the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh subs, the source told RIA Novosti on condition of anonymity.

Both vessels are the Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines in service with the Russian navy.

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