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Russia successfully tests newest nuclear missile

Written by: Staff

MOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) Russia successfully tested its newest intercontinental ballistic missile today, sending it nearly the length of the giant country from the White Sea to the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East, Russian agencies said.

The Bulava missile was launched at 1705 Moscow time 1835 hrs IST from the nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy to Kamchatka's Kura testing site, agencies said quoting Russian navy sources.

Bulava's previous launch last month was a failure -- the rocket fired from a submarine in the Pacific fell into the sea.

Bulava is a flagship project intended as an equivalent to the US Trident, according to Russian media.

Russia's submarine fleet is the world's second largest after the United States and is a key part in Russia's defence shield.

Reuters PB DB2021

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