Russian Military Shows Video Of Sub Launching Barrage Of 4 Nuclear ICBMs

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On May 23, the Russian military released a video showing of the Borei-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test-firing four nuclear-capable Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The video was filmed on May 22 in the White Sea.

“The missiles were fired from a submerged position, successfully completing the mission.

The test confirmed combat readiness of the Project-955 Borei SSBN and the Bulava missile system.

It was the first-ever salvo fire from this type of submarines,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on its webste.

Currently, Russia has three Borei-class nuclear submarines in active service. A fourth upgraded submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, is undergoing trials. Each of them can carry 16 Bulava missiles. The Bulava has a reported range of up to 11,000km and can carry up to six nuclear warheads.

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  • paul ( original )

    I think this test is significant. The Bulava missile has had a
    difficult development and I think the Russians wanted a test that
    would give them confidence in the system. So they chose this test
    which must be amongst the most demanding ever undertaken. Others
    might think that the significance is only in the message it sends,
    this may be partly so. However, the Russians are very thorough and I
    am sure this was for them a proving test of the system.

  • You can call me Al

    Look here Russkies, we Brits have similar subs with Trident missiles, so suck on that.

    Oh and the fact that the missiles fly off at 180 degrees in the wrong direction is irrelevant

    • Tudor Miron

      Lol

      • BMWA1

        If Russian Pakets are so good, just imagine how good their rockets are!

    • FlorianGeyer

      British missiles hitting the US would be Karma indeed al :)

    • Dr. Pro Liv

      If you ask Russians that is not “wrong direction” but GOOD direction !
      They might actually finance UK to have more of those !

  • Jesus

    “””According to open sources, 27 Bulava missile launches were carried out from September 27, 2005 to May 23, 2018, of which 15 were recognized as successful. The remaining launches were considered as partially successful or faulty due to failures in warhead control and dispensing systems, second-and third-stage engines.”””

    • paul ( original )

      Yes this is why this test took place to assess if these problems have been rectified. That would be my guess anyway.

  • 35InfantryRegiment

    Now if Vlad can just make his sub junk quiet. Ohio Class can hear Ivan 50 nautical miles down range.lol.

    • Tudor Miron

      wake up creature :)

    • Vas

      Its a lot more quieter than the old prehistoric Ohio class which you can listen it from ISS.

      • 35thInfantryRegiment

        I love it when you get defensive.

        • Vas

          Not at all, just say the truth, the old junk Ohio class its so loud that the first thing an alien civilization will listen from our planet is this one.