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Military Tries Out New Thermobaric Rockets

April 12 2012


The Russian military says it has tested a new thermobaric rocket for its TOS-1 Buratino and TOS-1A Soltsepek multiple launch rocket systems, RIA Novosti reports.

The tests took place at Prudboi in the Southern Military District, according to Izvestia.

The new missile can engage targets at a range of up to six km (3.7 miles), has a 200-pound warhead and uses a new thermobaric mixture, said officials.

According to the government, the TOS-1 Buratino multiple rocket launching...

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