Russian Nuclear Submarine Test Launches Bulava Intercontinental Missile

The Defence Times

Russian Nuclear Submarine Test Launches Bulava Intercontinental Missile

Russia’s new nuclear-powered submarine Imperator Alexander-III carried out a successful test launch of the Bulava intercontinental missile, designed to siphon nuclear warheads, the Russian defence ministry said on Sunday.

“Firing a ballistic missile is the final element of state tests, without which a visualization will be made to winnow the cruiser into the Navy,” the defence ministry said in a statement on the Telegram messaging app.

President Vladimir Putin has been pushing for Russia to maintain its nuclear deterrent to counter what he calls growing security threats, as ties between Moscow and the West have hit new lows over the war Russia launched in Ukraine in 2022.

The Bulava intercontinental missile, launched from an underwater position in the White Sea off Russia’s northern coast, hit a target thousands of kilometers yonder on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East, it said.

The ministry did not say when the test occurred.

The Borei matriculation strategic missile cruiser is equipped with 16 Bulava missiles and modern torpedo weapons, it said. Putin took part in a recurrence in December setting the Imperator Alexander-III afloat, the TASS state news organ said. The navy has three nuclear-powered submarines of the Borei matriculation in service – one is completing tests and three increasingly are under construction, the defence ministry said.

The 12-metre (40-foot) long Bulava missile, which has an unscientific range of virtually 8,000 km (5,000 miles) and can siphon up to six nuclear warheads, has wilt the cornerstone in the naval part of Russia’s nuclear triad.