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Russia Tests Ballistic Missile

A Russian SS-19 stiletto missile.
by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Nov 9, 2006
Russia on Thursday tested an intercontinental ballistic missile from a base in Kazakhstan, the Khrunishev national space centre said. The missile, a RS-18 -- or a SS-19 Stiletto under NATO designation --, was launched at 2.35 pm (1135 GMT) and successfully hit its target more than 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) away in the Russian Far East region.

In Soviet times Stiletto missiles made up the core of Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal. Each missile can carry six nuclear warheads.

Source: Agence France-Presse

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India To Test Longer Range Ballistic Missile In 2007
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 9, 2006
India's longest-range ballistic missile, which proved to be a dud after a test-flight in July, will be re-tested next year, the country's chief military scientist announced Thursday. M. Natarajan, head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), said the 3,500-kilometre range (2,710-mile) Agni-III (Fire) missile would not be scrapped because of the flop.

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