Prototype of new RS-26 ICBM to be shown to US side by year end

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A prototype of the RS-26 new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will be demonstrated to the American side within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3), says tender documentation posted by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) on the public procurement website on Monday.

“Ensure demonstration of the new-type RS-26 ICBM to the American side at the ICBM production facility — Votkinsk Machine Building Plant,” the document says.

This work will be done by the Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities Operation — the winner of the tender, according to the Roscosmos commission’s decision announced on Monday. The Space Agency will allocate for these purposes more than 11 million roubles. The contact is valid until November 25, 2015.

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