The strategic missile cruiser of the project 955 Borey Yuri Dolgoruky successfully launched the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the designated area in the Barents Sea offshore at the Kura field in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.
“According to the confirmed data of objective control, ICBM combat units completed the full cycle of the flight program and successfully hit the set targets at the range,” it was reported to Interfax on Monday.
It is specified that the submarine of the Northern Fleet carried out the rocket launch from underwater position in accordance with the combat training plan. “The parameters of the flight trajectory of the Bulava ICBMs have been worked out in the regular mode,” the press release said.
P30 3M30 Bulava (RSM-56 for use in international treaties, SS-NX-30 for NATO classification) is the latest Russian three-stage solid-fuel missile intended for arming the promising nuclear submarine strategic missile carriers of the Borei project.
The missile is capable of carrying several hypersonic nuclear units of individual guidance. “Bulava” will form the basis of a promising grouping of the Strategic Nuclear Forces of Russia until 2040-2045.