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Tests of MBR SS - 18 " the Satan " have passed successfully

From range in the Orenburg region on Wednesday in 11. 30 it is carried successfully out uchebno - fighting start-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile (MBR) RS - 20 " Voevoda " (SS - 18 " the Satan " on NATO classification). ABT it " News " have informed in a press - service RVSN.

Start-up there passed under the direction of commander RVSN the general - colonel Nikolay Solovtsova.

" the Made start-up once again has shown correctness shemno - the constructive and technical decisions put at creation of a rocket complex, equipped with this MBR, and its readiness for performance of the put fighting problems in the prolonged terms of operation. After all B4 the start-up MOM the given rocket more than 16 years stood on fighting watch " - the employee a press - services has told.

as he said, start-up " Voevody " Became the first of the planned series and at the same time the next step of performance of the Russian Federation put by the president of a problem on the maximum use of technical potential of rocket complexes by prolongation of terms of operation over guarantee.

" practical ACK of the cores letno - tactical characteristics of the rockets which do not have analogues in the world which make a considerable part of fighting potential RVSN " became the main result of start-up; - the interlocutor of agency has noted.

he has added that the second feature uchebno - fighting start-up " Voevody " there was that its carrying out from item area has taken place after a long break (last start-up has been spent in 1991).

the Interlocutor of agency named preparation for start-up " unique ".

" Start-up has been realised in connection where with a view of start-up maintenance the considerable amount of works on doosnashcheniju objects is executed by the measuring means, allowing to watch a rocket status by preparation for start-up and on an initial site of flight " - he has told, having added that last uchebno - fighting start-up was made even in existence of Soviet Union, and probation start-up MBR of the given type - recently only from the cosmodrome Baikonur.

" certainly, such success in many respects became possible thanks to efforts which throughout many years were undertaken in this major direction by a management of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, command RVSN and cooperation of the enterprises of the industry, both Russian, and Ukrainian the parties " - the interlocutor of agency has underlined.

he has added that ordering RVSN Solovtsov, estimating actions of experts RVSN, has noted their faultless training and high professionalism.

Uchebno - fighting start-up of MBR RS - 20 " Voevoda " (on NATO classification SS - 18 " the Satan ") it is spent in a year 45 - letija creations RVSN.