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Bulava Test Scheduled

June 28 2011


A Russian defense source says there will be a test of the troubled Bulava (SS-NX-30) submarine-launched ballistic missile on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports.

The launch will take place from the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea.

Previous launches were from a Dmitry Donsky submersible, noted AvioNews.

Several failures have been officially blamed on manufacturing defects.

Russia is planning to conduct at least four Bulava test launches this year.


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