Intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 will equip Russian armed forces in 2012 2103122

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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 07:42 AM
 
Intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 will equip Russian armed forces in October 2012.
The intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 3M30 (NATO reporting name SS-NX-30) will equip the Russian armed forces in October 2012, announced Tuesday, March 21, 2012, the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
     
The intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 3M30 (NATO reporting name SS-NX-30) will equip the Russian armed forces in October 2012, announced Tuesday, March 21, 2012, the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
Firing test of Russian intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava RSM-56 3M30.
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"The firing tests of intercontinental Bulava RSM-56 3M30 missiles have been completed successfully. The missile must be adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in October 2012," said the minister. A series of test launches for the Bulava intercontinental missile are planned for the summer, a source at the Russian Navy said on Tuesday, March 21, 2012. Russia successfully test launched two Bulava missiles on December 23, 2011.

The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM, developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (since 1998), carries up to 10 MIRV warheads and has a range of over 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). The three-stage ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey-class nuclear submarines.

The missile can carry six to ten independently targeted hypersonic maneuvering nuclear warheads, which can change their flight trajectory's altitude and direction.

 

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