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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Russia test fires IBM which could penetrate US Missile Defenses Shield


Moscow: Russian Defense Ministry said that it has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) with an enhanced capability to penetrate missile defenses shield. 

With out giving the missile any name, Russian Defence ministry said that the missile has successfully reached a designated target at a range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. 

Russia has viewed the planned U.S. led NATO missile defense system around Europe as a potential threat to its nuclear forces, rejecting the U.S. assurances that the shield is intended to counter an Iranian missile threat. 

The Russian Defence ministry said the also announced that it commissioned a new early warning radar on Wednesday. The Voronezh-M-type facility in Irkutsk has an improved range compared to older radars.

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