Russian defence minister suspends tests of two nuclear subs after failed missile launch

Itar Tass
Saturday 7th September, 2013

MOSCOW, September 7 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has issued orders to suspend the testing of two nuclear-powered submarines – the Aleksandr Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh – and to carry out five extra launches of inter-continental ballistic missiles Bulava following a failed launch of one missile of that type. “On Friday, the strategic nuclear powered submarine the Aleksandr Nevsky fired an inter-continental missile Bulava from the White Sea at the Kura test range in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The missile left the launch container normally, but its onboard syste…

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