The commission that was set up after the December 2009 failed test of the Bulava missile to assess the future of the program finally delivered its verdict - the program will continue. This conclusion, of course, was expected - in May 2010 the defense minister announced that the tests will resume in the fall.

Some Russian reports mention that Bulava will carry an unspecified number of 150-kt warheads. It is not clear whether this information is correct. If the missile will be deployed with six warheads, as it was reported in START, then the warheads will have yields of about 75 kt. Even