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Moscow (Voice of Russia) Oct 29, 2012
Russia's expenditures on nuclear weapons in 2013-2015 will amount to 101,15 billion rubles, Head of the Defence Committee of the Lower House of the Russian parliament Vladimir Komoedov said. According to Komoedov, Russia has already spent 27,4 billion rubles on nuclear munition in 2012.
He has also noted that all nuclear expenditures are performed by Rosatom state nuclear energy corporation.
Russia successfully tests new intercontinental ballistic missile
According to the spokesman, the prototype of a new missile with a mobile launcher was launched at 22:28 Moscow time from the Kapustin Yar testing ground in the Astrakhan region," he said. "The missile's model warhead hit the hypothetical target at the Sary-Shagan testing pad in Kazakhstan."
The key task of the test launch was to verify correctness of technological solutions used in the new missile. Apart from that, the launch confirmed its operability and specified technical characteristics of its systems and units. Moreover, elements of missile warheads were tested.
"The missile is being created based on maximum use of new technological solutions of the fifth-generation missile systems," Koval noted. "These solutions considerably reduce production time and cost."
The new missile will be used by Russian strategic missile forces to get through anti-missile systems.
According to Koval, the Kapustin Yar missile testing site has unique facilities to test elements of missile warheads.
Russia puts off cutting-edge nuclear sub deployment for year
Russian Naval Command source said earlier both the Yuri Dolgoruky and Bulava missile were to enter the Russian Fleet in 2012.
Source: Voice of Russia
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