Russia's Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col. General Nikolai Solovtsov told RIA Novosti today that Russia plans to conduct nine ballistic missile tests in 2008. So far Pavel Podvig has no piece on this issue, but I am sure it will come. Maybe he has some additional insight about how these nine test launches will be divided up on the different missile types. They will certainly include Bulava tests. The Navy Commander said in early April that the SLBM tests will be completed in 2008.