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Sketches of Russia's railway-based missile system ready — missile force chief

December 16, 2015, 15:50 UTC+3

Earlier reports said the new complex might go operational in 2019

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MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. The sketches of Russia’s future railway-based missile complex Barguzin have been finalized and at the moment design documents for its individual parts and components are being developed, the commander of the Strategic Missile Force, Colonel-General Sergey Karakayev, said on Wednesday.

"Sketches have been completed. Work is in progress on design documents for individual parts and systems," he added.

"Under the defense minister’s decision of May 6, 2015 the sequence of works to create the complex has been specified. In 2017, a special report is to be submitted to the president regarding the prospects for its deployment," Karakayev said.

He did not mention when the work on the technical documents might be finalized, the new complex tested and put on duty.

Earlier, a source in the defense-industrial complex told TASS Barguzin specifications were to be finalized by the middle of 2016. There were reports the new complex might go operational in 2019. Earlier, the strategic missile force commander said Barguzin would remain in service at least till 2040.

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