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Kura Test Range (also known as Klyuchi Test Range) is an intercontinental ballistic missile impact area used by Russiamarker, located in northern Kamchatka Kraimarker. It is northeast of the settlement of Klyuchimarker. The center coordinates are . This area is not only in an isolated part of Kamchatka but is surrounded by the Okhotsk Seamarker and Pacific Oceanmarker.

The range was developed beginning in 1955 and was operational in 1957 . It continues to be active. One of the most recent impacts was on September 18 2008 when a Bulava ballistic missile was fired from the White Seamarker in West Russia, to Kura. Previously, on May 29 2007 when an RS-24 missile was test-fired from the Plesetsk launch sitemarker.

The United Statesmarker maintained a permanent Eareckson Air Station (formerly Shemya Air Force Base) only 935 km (580 miles) away, equipped with radars and aircraft to monitor impacts at Kura. One of these radars, Cobra Dane, was fielded in 1977 at Shemyamarker specifically for this purpose.

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