09/10/2014 08:19 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2014

Russia Tests Nuclear Missile


MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Russia carried out a successful test of its new Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile on Wednesday and will perform two more test launches in October and November, the head of its naval forces said.

The 12-meter long Bulava, or mace, has undergone numerous tests, some of which have failed, causing setbacks for the project that aims to be the cornerstone of Russia's nuclear arsenal over the next decade.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove, editing by John Stonestreet)