Russia puts eight ICBMs into service

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Eight intercontinental ballistic missiles have been put into service in Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces in the second quarter of 2015, the country’s Deputy Minister of Defense Yuriy Borisov said Thursday.

Russian Strategic Missile Forces have also received seven mobile launchers, Borisov said.

He added that Russia would carry out six space launches for military purposes by end of the year.

According to the deputy minister, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces carried out two launches in the second quarter of 2015.

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