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American television reported on failed tests of Russian missiles

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WASHINGTON, May 22 - RIA Novosti. All the tests conducted by the Russian cruise missile with a nuclear power plant were unsuccessful, the American CNBC television channel said with reference to the sources familiar with the US intelligence report. At the same time, the channel reports that another Russian development, a supersonic missile with a nuclear warhead, is being successfully tested, and the US at the moment is unarmed.

"The US estimated that the longest test flight (a nuclear-powered missile) lasted more than two minutes, during which the missile overcame 22 miles (more than 35 kilometers), then lost control and crashed.The shortest test lasted four seconds with a flight of five miles (eight kilometers), "- asserts the TV channel.

According to him, the tests took place from November 2017 to February 2018.

Sources CNBC argue that the development of the missile has been underway since the 2000s and at the stage of its launch a "gasoline-powered engine" is used, and only then the nuclear power plant is turned on. During the tests, the nuclear power plant did not start, the channel said, citing the statements of its sources.

CNBC reports that another development - a supersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead - was tested three times. Two tests in 2016 successfully, the third in 2017 - unsuccessfully: the missile allegedly crashed a few seconds after the launch. Its fourth launch should take place in the summer of 2018, the channel asserts.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the development of such types of missiles and other new types of weapons. Asked whether Russia already has operational intercontinental missiles with nuclear power installations that were successfully tested, he said in March that "they all passed (the tests) successfully, just each of these systems is in different degrees of readiness, one of them already on alert duty, in the troops. "

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