Submarines of Russia’s Northern Fleet successfully conducted test launches of sea-based ballistic missiles, the Russian Ministry of Defense reports on August 24.
The submarines launched their missiles from the polar region of the Arctic Ocean and from the Barents Sea. The Sineva ballistic missile was successfully launched from the Tula strategic submarine, and the Bulava was launched from the Yuriy Dolgorukiy strategic missile submarine.
The missiles hit training targets at the Chizh testing ground in the Arkhangelsk region and the Kura testing ground in Kamchatka.
In 2008, the nuclear submarine Yuriy Dolgorukiy was launched from the floating dock. It is the lead vessel in the Borei-class of nuclear submarines. It is armed with Bulava ballistic missiles.
Notably, these submarines measuring 170 meters long, 13.5 meters wide with 24 thousand tons water displacement can carry on board up to 16 R-30 Bulava-30 sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The Russian Navy is planning to have eight Borei-class submarines prior to 2020.
The Bulava missile was adopted in June 2018.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency