Russia successfully tests intercontinental missile

Other News Materials 19 September 2008 08:22 (UTC +04:00)

Russia's military successfully launched its Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine in the White Sea to hit a target in the Pacific thousands of miles away, the Russian Defence Ministry said Thursday.

The Dmitry Donskoi submarine fired the missile from underwater from north-west Russia and 20 minutes later it fell on the Kura testing site on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Pacific.

The Bulava missile has a range of 10,000 kilometres and can carry six individually targeted nuclear warheads, dpa reported.