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Russian bomber tests missile firing capacity

Updated: 2011-09-15 16:05


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VLADIVOSTOK - A Russian Tu-95 MS bomber fired two cruise missiles in an interval of 50 seconds for the first time on Wednesday, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Russian bomber tests missile firing capacity
The bomber fired the two missiles during a tactical flight training in the Telemba north test site of Zabaikalye Territory, a senior military official of Ukrainka airbase in Russia's Far Eastern Amur Region was quoted as saying.

According to the official, during the training, a crew fired two missiles at an interval of 50 seconds. A second crew fired another missile. All three missiles flew about 1,500 km.


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