Story by TASS // Russian Defense & Technologies Newswire
“The Knyaz Vladimir strategic submarine for the first time test fired Bulava ballistic missile,” it said.
The submarine fired from a submerged position at Kura range in Kamchatka. The missile flight was normal and reentry vehicles “arrived at the range in the fixed time which was confirmed by objective control,” the ministry said.
The firing range was closed for navigation by the Northern fleet.
Northern fleet Commander Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev earlier told TASS the Knyaz Vladimir was completing acceptance trials this year and would test all arms. The submarine is to join the Navy in December and will operate in the Northern fleet.