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Bulava missile successfully test-fired from submarine

October 28, 2011, 8:27 UTC+3
The head of the Russian Defence Ministry's press service, Igor Konashenkov, told Itar-Tass
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MOSCOW, October 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The nuclear-powered submarine Yuri Dolgoruky on Friday successfully test-fired a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile.

The head of the Russian Defence Ministry's press service, Igor Konashenkov, told Itar-Tass that on Friday, in accordance with the state launch test programme, one more launch of a Bulava missile was successfully carried out from its carrier -- the nuclear-powered missile submarine cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky.

The missile was fired from the underwater position from the White Sea to the Kura firing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The launch was carried out as normal. The warheads arrived at the range at the planned time. It was recorded by the control means.

The crew of the Yuri Dolgoruky under the command of Vladimir Shirin already for the third time in six months successfully test-fired Bulava missiles, traditionally showing the high professionalism, Konashenkov noted. The previous launches were in June and August.

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