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    Russia's Bulava ballistic missile will enter service when it is 98-99% efficient, Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday.

    Russia's Bulava ballistic missile will enter service when it is 98-99% efficient, Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said on Tuesday.

    Over half of the test launches of the submarine-based missile have failed. The last test launch on October 7 was deemed successful when it hit the designated target in the country's Far East.

    The next launch is scheduled for October 29, a military source revealed earlier on Tuesday.

    The Bulava is capable of carrying six individually targeted nuclear warheads.

     

    LE BOURGET, October 26 (RIA Novosti)

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