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Presenter: Yuriy Podkopayev
Headlines: Topol ICBM successfully test-fired from Plesetsk hits bull's eye in Kamchatka - 30th such launch; Sukhoi fighters over Shagol training range, as they refuel in flight and go on to attack targets; Andromeda, Russia's Airborne Troops' latest automated command and control system; military priests confer in Rostov-na-Donu; military pensions to rise by 50 per cent - PM Putin with war veterans in Kaliningrad; and Kantemirovskaya Guards combat training
1. 0115 A simulated target is hit on Kamchatka's Kura missile range as a Topol road-mobile ICBM is successfully test-fired from Arkhangelsk Region's Plesetsk after two decades on combat alert duty, which proves just how reliable it is. The aim of these tests is to extend its service life to 24 years and to minimize costs until this RSVN "mainstay" is replaced by the Topol-M and the Yars. "Unique", "close-up" launch footage follows in this report, captioned "Arkhangelsk Region", with video of launch from a vehicle. See "Russian TV shows "exclusive" video of ICBM launch", Zvezda TV, Moscow, in Russian 1400 gmt 3 Nov 11, for an excerpt from this report, which appears to be an extended version of the original piece. In conclusion, it notes that it takes a complement of 130 personnel to support a launch like this.
2. 0440 Four more "Towns of Military Glory" now, by presidential decree on National Unity Day, for a total of 37.
3. 0515 Frontline aviation pilots fly training sorties in Chelyabinsk Region. Even commanders have to pass tests. The complex task is for their …