Wednesday, October 22, 2008

RS-18 missile launching

RS-18 missile launching

Moscow, October 22, 2008 - Russian Strategic Missile Forces have successfully launched at 13.10 Moscow time on October 22 an RS-18 (Stiletto) intercontinental ballistic liquid-fuelled missile from the Baikonur space airfield in Kazakhstan.

RS-18 missile complexes are currently in service with the SMF in Tatishchevsk and Kozelsk missile formations.

The launch confirmed the decision to extend the service life of RS-18 missile complex.

Russian SMF extended the service life of the RS-18 missile to 31 years.

The missile has a combat range exceeding 9,600 km and is considered to be highly reliable.

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