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Russia Claims That New Missile Can Overcome Missile Defenses

May 24, 2012
The new missile is a successor to ICBMs like the Topol-M (pictured here)

 

Russia Claims New Missile Can Overcome Missile Defenses — Christian Science Monitor

Russia says it conducted a successful test of a new missile that is meant to outwit the NATO antimissile shield and has a maximum range of 10,000 miles.

Within days of NATO’s announcement that its European antimissile shield is now “provisionally operational,” Russia has claimed to have tested a new type of intercontinental missile that can outwit the new missile defenses.

The new missile, which some Russian media said is named the “Avante-garde,” was successfully fired on Wednesday from Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwestern Russia, and reportedly hit its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula, several thousand miles away, a few minutes later. The Russian Defense Ministry says the new weapon has a maximum range of about 10,000 miles and can carry a bigger payload than any previous Russian missile.

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Russia Claims That It’s Newest Missile Can Overcome Missile Defenses

Russia Tests New Missile In Warning Over U.S. Shield — Aviation Week
Moscow tests ICBM — UPI
Russia launches missile designed to overcome US defense — Boston Globe/New York Times
Russia test-fires missile amid tensions over NATO defense shield announcement — CNN
Russia says it test-fires new missile — FOX News/AP
Russia tests ‘fifth generation’ missile that can penetrate Nato defence system — The Telegraph
Russia tests secret missile after Nato shield launched — BBC
Russia test-fires new ballistic missile with higher capability of penetrating missile defense — Washington Post/AP
Russia tests missile designed to counter US defense shield — MSNBC
Russia develops missile to beat U.S. defences — The Hindu
General Says Russian Missile Test A ‘Response’ To NATO Shield — Radio Free Europe

Russia Successfully Tests A New Ballistic Missile

May 24, 2012

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces test-fired a new prototype ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. © RIA Novosti. Sergei Kozak
Russia Test Fires New Ballistic Missile — RIA Novosti

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces test-fired a new prototype ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Region on Wednesday, Defense Ministry spokesman Vadim Koval said, but did not name the new weapon.

“The training round landed in the western region of the Kamchatka peninsula, hitting its target” he said.

The launch took place at 10.15 a.m. from a mobile launcher, he said.

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