Russia Places 8 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in Service

Sputnik22.07.2015 Russia
Russia Places 8 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in Service

Russia Places 8 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in Service

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Eight Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) have been put into service in Russia's Strategic Missile Forces in the second quarter of 2015, the country's Deputy Minister of Defense Yuriy Borisov said Thursday.

Russian Strategic Missile Forces have also received seven mobile launchers, Borisov said.

He added that Russia would carry out six space launches for military purposes by end of the year.

According to the Deputy Minister, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces carried out two launches in the second quarter of 2015.

Furthermore, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive six modernized long-range Tu-22M3 Backfire bomber-missile carriers by the end of 2015, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Friday.

“Six planes,” Borisov told RIA Novosti in regard to the number of Tu-22M3’s expected to enter service by the end of the year.

Source: Sputnik; RIA Novosti

 
 



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