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Russia test-launches new ballistic missle

Russia test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday capable of carrying multiple

independent warheads, the Russian Space Forces said.

 

The missile, called the RS-24, had not yet reached its designated target, a space forces spokesman said, declining to give further information. Russian news reports said the missile is seen as eventually replacing the aging RS-18s and RS-20s that are the backbone of the country's missile forces. (AP)