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Russia Test Fires Two New Intercontinental Missiles


Bulava missile launches have been plagued with problems

Bulava missile launches have been plagued with problems

Russia has successfully test-fired two new Bulava intercontinental missiles, which have experienced several failures in the past.

The Defense Ministry said the missiles were fired on December 23 from a submarine in the Arctic White Sea and hit their target on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East.

The Bulava has failed half of its previous trials.

The previous launch in June from the same submarine was a success though.

Reuters
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