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Russia carries out successful tests of two SLBMs

RIA Novosti

15:54 28/10/2010 MOSCOW, October 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia successfully tested two ballistic missiles in separate launches from nuclear submarines in the Barents Sea and the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, a Defense Ministry source said.

The official said a Sineva ballistic missile was launched at 2:30 p.m. Moscow time (10:30 GMT) from the Bryansk (Delta IV class) strategic submarine in the Barents Sea and hit its designated target on the Kura test range in Russia's Far East Kamchatka region.

A SS-N-18 Stingray ballistic missile was launched at the same time from the Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets (Delta III class) strategic submarine in the Sea of Okhotsk and hit its designated target on the Chizha testing site in the White Sea.

Both submarines were under water at the time of the launches, the source said.

The test launches were carried out in line with a program to ensure the combat readiness of the naval component of Russia's nuclear triad.



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