Russia said to have given up on plans for rail-based ICBM

A news article published on Russian government daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Dec. 2 says Moscow has given up on the development of a rail-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Sergey Ptichkin reported that the main reason could be due to the lack of funds as Russia has develop new intercontinental ballistic missiles in the recent years.

Also, a successful test of the new rail-based system has been carried out. If needed, Russia can quickly restart the development process again.

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