Two Bulava tests planned for this week

Russia plans to launch two of its newest intercontinental ballistic missiles Bulava on October 20 and 22.


The test launches will be conducted from the Russian Fleet’s first fourth-generation strategic submarine “Yury Dolgoruky”, ITAR-TASS reports, citing French IRIS.

According to the source, “Yury Dolgoruky” will have to conduct three test launches of the missile before it can be taken into service.

The submarine has so far launched only two missiles, one on June 28 and one on August 27. The last one was launched at maximum flight range.

Yury Dolgoruky” will probably be delivered to the Pacific Fleet within the end of the year. The next sub in the class, the “Aleksandr Nevsky” is currently undergoing sea trials in the White Sea.

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