The Russian navy Typhoon-class submarine Dmitry Donskoy (photo) launched an R-30 Bulava ICBM in the White Sea in northeast Russia on Sept. 18. A navy spokesman quoted by Russian media said the underwater launch was successful. The missile’s warhead reached the Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula in the northwest. This was the eighth test firing of the missile since 2005. Five launches, including the last in November 2007, were unsuccessful due to failures in the engine or ...

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