Sineva missile launch from the Barents Sea

Sineva sea-launched ballistic missile (Photo ARMS-TASS)

Russia on Friday successfully test-launched a Sineva ballistic missile from the strategic nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg in the Barents Sea.


The missile was launched from underwater position and reached its target on the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, reports.

This was the second test-launch with the Sineva ballistic missile in less than a month. The last launch was made in late april, as BarentsObserver reported.

The R-29RMU Sineva is a submarine-launched ballistic missile. It is identified by NATO as the SS-N-23 Skiff and designed to be launched from Delta IV class submarines. Delta IV submarines can carry up to 16 missiles, while the intercontinental missile is reported to be capable of carrying up to 10 nuclear warheads.