The Russian Navy’s Borei class submarine Alexander Nevsky, of the Northern Fleet, successfully tested a SLBM Bulava ballistic missile in the Barents Sea.
The Russian Department of Defence announced on Friday that the missile was launched from a submerged position toward the Kura test site on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, and arrived successfully at its destination.
Bulava, a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), was deployed in 2013 on the new Borei class of ballistic missile nuclear submarines. It is considered to be the most expensive weapons project in Russia.
Naval Today Staff, Image: Russian Department of Defence