Russian Bulava Missile Next Test Slated for Late October

12 October 2010 (Last Updated October 12th, 2010 18:30)

Russia has plans to launch the next test of the Bulava ballistic missile in late October, the Russian Test Commission has said. "The commission will review the success of the previous test launches in order to work out the date of the next Bulava launch," the source confirmed. The

Russia has plans to launch the next test of the Bulava ballistic missile in late October, the Russian Test Commission has said.

"The commission will review the success of the previous test launches in order to work out the date of the next Bulava launch," the source confirmed.

The next launch would be from Russia's newest strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the Borey Class Yury Dolgoruky, according to RIA Novosti.

The missile was successfully fired from the Dmitry Donskoy submarine in the White Sea on 7 October, in the Kura test range in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka region.