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Russia readies new ICBM for mass production



Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said that the newest submarine-based ballistic missile Bulava has successfully been tested and is ready for mass roduction.

­Speaking to journalists on Friday, Serdyukov said that the Bulava, which literally translates as “mace” (also designated by NATO as the SS-NX-30), was cured of all the bugs which had been uncovered during the initial test launches which were unsuccessful. “The Bulava has taken off – this is good news. We clearly understand that at this stage it is possible to start the mass production of the missile. We achieved this result – now we can load the Bulava into the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine missile carrier,” the minister said.

When a reporter asked Serdyukov if the Bulava missile might undergo further tests on the second of R

Added: Jul-2-2011 Occurred On: Jul-1-2011
By: deyknow
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Tags: russia, icbm, missle, nuke, nuclear missle, soviet union
Location: Moscow, город Москва, Russia (load item map)
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