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    Russia Successfully Tests Sea-Based Bulava Ballistic Missile

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    Russia conducted on Tuesday a salvo test launch of sea-based Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The launch was conducted from Borei class Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear submarine while submerged in the White Sea.

    "Warheads from the first missile have completed the full flight cycle, and successfully destroyed designated targets [located at the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka peninsula]," the ministry said in a statement.

    According to the statement, the second missile self-destructed after completing the first stage of the flight.

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