Russian nuclear submarine fires super ballistic missiles with a range of 9,000km

The Knyaz Oleg strategic nuclear submarine fired a Bulava nuclear-tipped ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 9,000 km from the White Sea near the Arctic Circle to the Kura test range in the Kamchatka region.

Russia’s TASS news agency quoted the Russian Defense Ministry’s announcement as saying that the Bulava missile was fired from the Knyaz Oleg submarine on October 21 during state testing, the last level before the submarine. This new staffed on combat unit.

“The warheads of the missile successfully reached their destination within the scheduled time,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. In a short video of the launch released by the Russian military, the missile was launched at night, shot up from the sea and then straight into the air.

Bulava is the most modern ICBM of the Russian Navy. Each shell can carry 10 nuclear warheads, reaching a range of 8,000-9,000 km. The missile is compact in size, uses a solid-fuel engine, and has a very high flight speed.

Meanwhile, Knyaz Oleg is Russia’s fifth Borei-class submarine and the second of the upgraded Borei-A version. The ship was started construction in 2014 and launched in mid-2020.

The Borei-A class submarine was designed by the famous Rubin Design Institute. The ship is 170m long, 13.5m wide and has a displacement of 24,000 tons, the maximum speed when diving reaches 56 km / h, unlimited range. Borei’s stock of essentials is enough for the crew to use more than a year before needing to be recharged.

The Borei-A class submarine is capable of carrying 16 Bulava missiles and is equipped with a 533 mm torpedo tube. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, compared to the Borei ships, the Borei-A class submarines have better stealth, maneuverability and deep-sea mobility, as well as an improved weapon control system.

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