Russia will produce more than 150 Bulava ballistic missiles before 2020, a Russian arms industry expert has said.

National Defense magazine editor-in-chief Igor Korotchenko said 124 missiles would be required for the eight Borey Class nuclear-powered submarines that will enter service over the next decade.

An additional 30-40 missiles will also be required for test launches, he said.

The capacities of the Russian plant producing the Bulava missiles, near the town of Votkinsk in the Urals, will be increased.

Russia has plans for two more test launches of the ballistic missile before the end of the year, according to RIA Novosti.