Yuriy Dolgorukiy

Yuriy Dolgorukiy successfily launched Bulava missile

Yuriy Dolgorukiy submarine

Yesterday a new model of Russian naval ballistic missile was launched from “Yuriy Dolgorukiy” (a big ballistic missile submarine of the Borei class). It was rocket of Bulava’s project.

As officials are saying the launch was absolutely successful. It is important to mention that is was the 15th launch in a row, but only eight of them were success.

Now Russian military and government authorities have established a special strict control along the whole manufacturing chain to supervise the quality and accuracy of production of Bulava missiles. That is why they hope to reduce possibility of future failures to null.

It is supposed that the next stage of tests will be a launch of Bulava missile on the maximum range of flight (into the Pacific ocean's water area). And the final stage will be a massive launch of Bulava missiles from one of the big ballistic missile submarines. It would be the whole sub’s arsenal of missiles or at least half of it.

After all of these tests this type of missiles should be accepted as ready to use as a component of the Russian nuclear shield.

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