Russia and U.S. eliminate entire class of ballistic missiles

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Sept. 14, 2012, 8:01 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Russia and the United States have eliminated a whole class of ballistic missiles.

Moscow - Russia and the United States have eliminated a whole class of ballistic missiles.

"On 9/7/2012, the US and RF together completed the elimination of an entire class of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile," a posting on the web log of the U.S. embassy in Moscow says.

The embassy noted that RSM-52 missiles (78 SS-N-20 according to the NATO classification) carrying nuclear warheads with a capacity of up to 100 kilotons.

"This 12-year joint project destroyed 78 SS-N-20 missiles," the posting says.

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