It's becoming an interesting habit of the Russian military leadership - to announce every couple of months that Russia is developing some kind of a "new nuclear missile" that could defeat any missile defense (which doesn't really tell you very much, since there is no missile defense to speak of). And, as usual, it is claimed to be far superior to anything that the United States has. Well, we've heard this before - could you, please, just show the thing already?

On a more serious note, if we to believe the defense minister, the first flight test of the sea-based Bulava missile will take place in 2005 (probably in May, according to some reports). It was initially scheduled for December 2004, but was postponed.