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Russia to carry out 16 missile launches in 2014

December 17, 2013, 13:26 UTC+3 17
Eleven of them will test missiles, warheads and missile defense penetration systems
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VLASIKHA, December 17, (ITAR-TASS). Russia’s strategic missile force (SNF) will carry out sixteen missile launches in the coming year, SNF commander, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev told the media on Tuesday.

“Of the sixteen missile launches due next year two will be made in order to prolong the hardware’s life cycles,” he said.

“Eleven launches will test missiles, warheads and missile defense penetration systems still in the development phase. Three launches pursue other aims, such as putting a satellite in orbit,” Karakayev said.

This year Russia made eight missile launches for similar purposes.

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