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Russian General Staff Insider Rebuts Report of New ICBM in 2014

An unidentified Russian General Staff insider told Interfax last week that reports the military would field a new ICBM in 2014 were incorrect.

"No brand new missile systems are being designed for the Russian" strategic missile forces, the source said to Interfax. "Yars missiles are being modernized with better warheads."

"The media [incorrectly] defined the sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile Liner as a brand new rocket. But it is the same Sineva" missile, the source continued. "It just has a new warhead with the enhanced capacity of passing through missile defense."

"The prototype missile successfully launched from the Kaputsin Yar training range in the Astrakhan region is not new either. It has a new warhead designed by the same principle as Liner's," he said.

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