MOSCOW, ($1= Russian Rubles) – The Russian Navy carried out another test launch of the intercontinental submarine-based ballistic missile R-30 Bulava. The test was performed in the region of Russian Kamchatka, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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The R-30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile was officially adopted by the Russian Navy in June 2018. But, the cycle of tests of this missile, which began in 2008, is still ongoing.
The Russians have already fired 25 test launches of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile. Sources from the Russian Ministry confirmed that during these launches, Russia fired an additional 39 missiles, which were also in the process of testing.
The preliminary launch took place on December 12, 2020, when a volley of four Bulava missiles was fired from the nuclear cruiser K-551 “Vladimir Monomakh”. The submarine K-552 “Knyaz Oleg” is the fifth nuclear submarine of project 955 “Borey”.
This submarine was launched only in July 2020 and is currently being tested. According to current plans, at the end of 2021 the submarine cruiser “Prince Oleg” should be transferred to the Northern Fleet or the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The strategic missile nuclear submarine Prince Oleg
As we reported in July last year the strategic missile submarine prince Oleg was removed from the structure for the construction and maintenance of ships and launched.
“These ships will determine the appearance of the Russian Navy in the 21st century. I sincerely want to express my deep gratitude to everyone who hand in hand with us all these years painstakingly built this ship every day. We see the result of labor today in this ship,” then said Mikhail Budnichenko, CEO of Sevmash.
The serial nuclear-powered submarine cruiser Prince Oleg was built according to the improved Borey-A project and belongs to the fourth generation of nuclear-powered submarines. In addition, the submarine is equipped with Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.
In March, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, said that a fifth-generation submarine with even more advanced characteristics was being developed in the country.
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