Contents tagged with Bulava

  • Russian submarines can only launch Bulava ballistic missiles from west to east

    Russia’s Borei-A class strategic missile submarine K-549 “Knyaz Vladimir” has launched an RS-30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, hitting a target at the Kura Test Range in Kamchatka, the Russian Defense Ministry announced, specifying that the missile was launched from submerged position.

    A source close to the Defense Ministry told Vedomosti news outlet that the Bulava left the silo of the missile submarine in the White Sea at 17:57 on Tuesday and …

  • Russia’s Bulava ballistic missile ‘critically’ not ready for combat

    The firing of Russia’s R-30 “Bulava 30” submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) does not include the possibility of breaking through the ice, writes military expert Maxim Klimov in an article for LiveJournal.

    According to him, the R-30 Bulava 30 can only be fired from a Borei-class nuclear submarine through “a large, clean opening in the ice”. Searching for such an opening could take an extremely long time, which is incompatible with the high missile readiness required of the naval …

  • China: US’s Trident II intercontinental ballistic missile 10 times more reliable than Russia’s Bulava

    The basis of the peaceful coexistence of the major powers is nuclear parity. In late August and early September, submarine forces of both the US’s and Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent performed a series of tests. The Chinese news outlet Sohu attempted to assess the reliability of the submarine-based missiles of the two world powers.

    In a possible world war, a strategic nuclear submarine equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is the most formidable weapon. It is the least …

  • Russia test-fires two ballistic missiles

    On Saturday, August 24, Russia launched ballistic missiles Sineva and Bulava, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    It is noted that the launch of the missiles was made from strategic submarines Tula and Yury Dolgorukiy in the polar region of the Arctic Ocean and from the Barents Sea.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the tests were carried out for educational purposes by the military form Chizha base in the Arkhangelsk region and Kura in Kamchatka. The missiles completed the flight …