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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Russia has successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile as part of efforts to extend the lifetime of the soviet-built missile.

The 31-year-old RS-18 strategic missile, which NATO calls SS-19 Stiletto, was launched from the Baikonur space base in Kazakhstan.

“The launch was carried out in accordance with a program to prolong the lifetime of the RS-18 strategic missiles,” a spokesman for strategic missile forces Alexander Vovk was quoted by Rusisa’s Interfax news agency as saying.


Vovk said the test confirmed that the RS-18 strategic missile is highly reliable and will remain on combat duty beyond 2010.

The first RS-18 missile came into service in 1975. It is 24 meters (79 feet) long, with a diameter of 2.5 meters; it has a combat range exceeding 9,600 km (6,000 miles) and can be equipped with up to six warheads.


This article was posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 9:33 am

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