SS-25 Topol

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Name: SS-25 Topol
Publicerad May 12 2014 - uppdaterad May 12 2014 - 1 rapporter

U.S. to Conduct Strategic Bomber Exercise

The U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of waging nuclear war, will hold large-scale bomber exercises this week—days after Russia held what Moscow called “massive” war games simulating a U.S. and NATO nuclear attack. Ten U.S. B-52 bombers and ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - May 12 2014]

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...will carry out the next test of a Bulava sea-launched ballistic missile in late July, and will conduct a total of four or five launches this year, "The next launch is planned for the second half of July, and a total of four or five launches are planned in 2009, The Russian military says the Bulava, along with Topol-M ballistic missiles, will become the backbone of Russia's nuclear triad. The triad comprises land-based ballistic missile systems, nuclear-propelled submarines armed with sea-launched ballistic missiles, and strategic bombers carrying nuclear bombs and nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The Bulava-M (SS-NX-30) ICBM carries up to 10 nuclear warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles). The three-stage ballistic missile is designed for deployment on Borey-class Project 955 nuclear-powered submarines. Currently, six types of silo-based and road-mobile ICBMs, including the heavy Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan), capable of carrying 10 warheads, and the Topol-M (Stalin), are in operational service with the Strategic Missile Forces. The SMF reportedly has a total of 538 ICBMs, including 306 SS-25 Topol (Sickle) missiles and 56 SS-27 Topol-M missiles"

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