missile in the Barents Sea, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on
The missile hit the designated target at the Kura test range in the Far East in time, Col. Igor Konashenkov said.
The RSM-54 Sineva (NATO codename SS-N-23 Skiff) is a third-generation
liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile that entered
service with the Russian Navy in July 2007. It has a maximum range of
over 10,000 km (6,214 miles) and can carry four to 10 nuclear warheads,
depending on the modification.
The previous Sineva test launch was held in April.