Moscow, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia’s Knyaz Oleg Project 955-A (Borei-A) nuclear submarine successfully test-launched a Bulava ballistic missile in the White Sea, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
“As part of the state test program, the Knyaz Oleg strategic nuclear submarine fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea. The ballistic missile was sub-launched at the Kura training range in Kamchatka,” the ministry told reporters.
The missile warheads successfully reached the target area at the estimated time, the ministry added.
The R-30 Bulavá is a Russian-made solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic submarine missile (SLBM) with nuclear warheads. It was designed by the Moscow Institute of Thermotechnics. In Russian “Булава” means mace.