Russian nuclear submarine test-fires ICBM

Last Updated: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 00:02

Moscow: A Russian nuclear submarine has successfully test-fired a ballistic missile, authorities said on Sunday.
"On November 01, the Northern Fleet`s nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine, Bryansk, successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in the Barents Sea from a submerged position," the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

"The warheads reached the target area at the designated time," the statement said.

Russia`s nuclear triad comprises land-based ballistic missile systems, nuclear-powered submarines armed with sea-launched ballistic missiles, and strategic bombers carrying nuclear bombs and nuclear-capable cruise missiles.

IANS



First Published: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 00:02

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