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    Russian MoD Denies Plans for Nuclear-Capable Outer Space Strategic Bomber

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    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, military educational institutions don't have the competence to deal with such projects.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Reports claiming that the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Academy is developing a hypersonic nuclear-capable outer space strategic bomber are not true, a representative of the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters Thursday.

    "Advanced engines for space exploration has been continuously developed in Russia since the middle of the last century. However, there are no plans to create [outer] space strategic bombers in the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Academy in Serpukhov. Military educational institutions of the Russian Defense Ministry don't have the competence to deal with such projects," the representative said.

    On Wednesday, a developer from the academy, Lt. Col. Aleksei Solodovnikov told RIA Novosti that Russia was developing a hypersonic strategic bomber capable of striking nuclear blows from outer space.

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