Daily Archives: November 5, 2014

Russian Sineva ballistic missile launched from Barents Sea

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The Tula nuclear-powered submarine of the Northern Fleet has successfully test-fired the Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Barents Sea aiming at the Kura range in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The sea-based ballistic missile launch was conducted from a submerged position. According to telemetric data, the missile’s warheads hit the Kura range target at the set time,” the ministry said.

This is the second ICBM launch from a nuclear submarine over the past week. On October 29, the Bulava ICBM was launched from the Borey-class submarine Yuriy Dolgoruky (Project 955). Bulava’s warheads also successfully hit a training target at the Kura range.

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Russian arms producers concluded $7.5 billion worth of export contracts in 2014

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Russian arms manufacturers in 2014 have concluded 7.5 billion dollars worth of export contracts, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation.

“This year Russia’s arms producers have signed new export contracts totalling 7.5 billion dollars in value. As a result the overall contracts portfolio remains firmly at the 50-billion-dollar mark,” Putin said.

Putin also called for for stepping up contacts with the customary and new buyers of Russian armaments and for offering new cooperation formats, including flexible settlement schemes and loans.