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Russian Calls ICBM Launch From Nuke Sub a Success

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Russian Calls ICBM Launch From Nuke Sub a Success

Postby U-5075 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:54 pm ... =EUR&s=SEA

Russian Calls ICBM Launch From Nuke Sub a Success
MOSCOW - Russia successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile Nov. 1 from a nuclear-powered submarine in the Barents Sea, Russian agencies said, citing the defense ministry.

The missile was fired from the submarine Bryansk, and the warheads reached their target at the correct time, agencies reported without giving any further details on the type of missile or its range.

Vesti television channel reported that the Bryansk is equipped with 16 Sineva-class ballistic missiles.
The success comes after Russia experienced a series of embarrassing failures in tests on its new-generation Bulava missile. A submarine failed to launch the missile in the latest test in October. ... =351020602

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Russia nuclear sub test fires ballistic missile

Russian military has 'successfully' launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine in the arctic region.

Russia's Defense Ministry announced the maritime launch of the country's strategic rockets on Sunday and said that "the warheads reached the target area at the designated time," RIA Novosti reported.

"On November 1, the Northern Fleet's nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine, Bryansk, successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in the Barents Sea from a submerged position," the Defense Ministry statement read.

Russia has recently been developing its ground- and sea-based ballistic missile systems and strategic bombers carrying nuclear bombs and nuclear-capable cruise missiles, which together make up the country's military deterrence.

There has been no further information on the latest rocket model, but the country has lately been working on its Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), capable of hitting targets with a range of over 8,000 km, and Topol-M land-based ballistic missiles with an operational range of over 11,000 km in order to be deployed as the spearheads of the country's strategic nuclear weapons. ... 58932.html

Test-launch of ballistic missile in the Barents Sea

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A Northern Fleet nuclear submarine on Sunday successfully test-launched a intercontinental ballistic missile from a submerged position in the Barents Sea.
It was the nuclear submarine “Bryansk” that launched the missile, reports, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense’s press service.

According to Izvestia, it was not informed which type of missile that was launched, but the Delta IV class submarine “Bryansk” is armed with RSM-54 “Sineva” missiles.

This missile can carry ten 100kT warheads, Wikipedia informs. In a test launch on 11 October 2008, a “Sineva” missile travelled 11,547 kilometers downrange. The missile entered service in 2007.

“Bryansk” is one of seven Delta-IV class nuclear submarines built from 1985 to 1992. All are still in service in the Russian navy today. Five submarines have already gone through modernization at the Zvezdochka shipyard outside Arkhangelsk. As BarentsObserver reported, the "Kareliya" - the latest to be modernized, is ready for its first sea trials after modernization in the White Sea in the beginning of November.
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