This was the 14th test launch of the Russian ballistic missile. Seven of the previous test launches failed due to various technical reasons© Сollage by RIA Novosti
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A test warhead from a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile successfully hit its target on the Kura test range in Russia's Far East Kamchatka region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
The missile was fired from underwater from the Dmitry Donskoy nuclear-powered submarine in the White Sea at 5:10 Moscow time (1:10 GMT).
This was the 14th test launch of the Russian ballistic missile. Seven of the previous test launches failed due to various technical reasons.
The previous test launch of the Bulava ballistic missile was carried out on October 7 and was also successful.
The Russian military expects the Bulava, along with Topol-M land-based ballistic missiles, to become the core of Russia's nuclear triad.
The Bulava (SS-NX-30) SLBM 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-powered submarines.
MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti)
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