Monday, June 14, 2010

Bulava (SS-NX-30) Test Launches Postponed Until November

Russia will carry out its next test launch of the troubled Bulava ballistic missile in the third quarter of the year, a deputy defense minister said on Monday."In the third quarter launches will resume. The first will be from the nuclear Dmitry Donskoy submarine. Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in May that Bulava test launches had been postponed until November.Only five of 12 Bulava launches have been officially reported as being successful. The Bulava (SS-NX-30) is a three-stage liquid and solid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).


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