Russia Has Launched Sineva Missile from Nuclear Submarine (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia has launched Sineva missile from nuclear submarine during the Grom 2019 drills, learned

The R-29RMU Sineva, code RSM-54, is a Russian liquid-fueled submarine-launched ballistic missile with GRAU index 3M27, designation SS-N-23A Skiff.

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It can carry four warheads and is designed to be launched from Delta IV class submarines, which are armed with 16 missiles each. As of 2017, there are 96 launchers deployed on the submarines.

The first full-range test was reportedly conducted on October 11, 2008; the reported range was 11,547 kilometers (7,174 miles). The R-29RMU entered service in 2007 and is expected to remain in service until at least 2030.

Current plans call for the construction of approximately 100 such missiles.

The Sineva missile has reportedly been modified into R-29RMU2 Layner missile as of 2012.

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Source: MoD of the Russian Federation, Wikipedia