Russia’s submarine successfully test-fires 4 missiles
MOSCOW, May 23 — Russia’s Project 955 Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully test-fired missiles, local reports said Tuesday.
Four Bulava ballistic missiles from the designated area in the White Sea were fired to targets at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia, TASS news agency quoted the Russian North Fleet as saying.
The test confirmed the combat readiness of the Project-955 Borei strategic submarine and the Bulava missile system, said the Russian North Fleet.
Yuri Dolgoruky is the lead vessel of Project 955 Borei-class, which has a full displacement of 24,000 tonnes, and is about 160 meters long and 13 meters wide.
The underwater cruiser is armed with a set of sea-launched Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as torpedoes. The submarine can also be armed with cruise missiles.