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Russia Successfully Test Fires Bulava Missile

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Russia’s military on Friday successfully test-fired a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from one of its submarines in the Barents Sea, the defence ministry said.

Bulava Missile

Bulava Missile

It marked the third successful test of the missile since a failed attempt a year ago. There have been 22 tests overall since 2005, with eight having failed.

Friday’s test was launched from Russia’s Alexander Nevsky submarine. The missile has a range of 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) and can be equipped with 10 nuclear warheads.

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