Friday, Sept 19, 2008
The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, according to reports.
The Bulava missile was launched from a Russian nuclear submarine, the Defence Ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news wires.
The statement said the missile was test-fired from the submerged Dmitry Donskoy submarine, and that its warheads hit a designated target at a military range on the far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, the news agencies reported.
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The news came as US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said Russia was becoming increasingly authoritarian at home and aggressive abroad. Ms Rice said Moscow was on a “one-way path to isolation and irrelevance”.
Relations between the two states have been severely strained since the recent conflict in Georgia.
This article was posted: Friday, September 19, 2008 at 9:40 am