Russia test-fires ballistic missile

July 28th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, a defence ministry spokesman said.

The Sineva missile was launched from the Northern Fleet’s Yekaterinburg nuclear-powered submarine and hit a designated target at Kamchatka’s Kura test site in Russia’s Far East, said Col. Igor Konashenkov.

The RSM-54 Sineva is a third-generation liquid-propellant ballistic missile that entered service with the Russian Navy in July 2007.

It has a maximum range of over 10,000 km and can carry four to 10 nuclear warheads.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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