Russia Just Test-Fired An Intercontinental Missile From A Submarine

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
BusinessInsider.com
Nov. 5, 2014

Russia has test-fired a Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile from a submarine in the Barents Sea as part of tests on the reliability of the navy’s strategic forces.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the liquid-fuelled missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, was fired by the submarine “Tula” and targeted a testing range in the Kamchatka region on the Pacific Ocean.

The Sineva, which has a range of about 12,000 kilometers, became operable in 2007 as part of Moscow’s efforts to shore up Russia’s nuclear deterrent.

This test firing was the second ICBM launch from a Russian nuclear submarine in the past week.

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