TASS Russian news agency
“Within the framework of the program of state trials, the Knyaz Oleg SSBN fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the waters of the White Sea. The launch of the ballistic missile was performed from an underwater position to the Kura range in Kamchatka,”
“The reentry vehicles warheads successfully reached the designated area at the estimated time,” it added.
The Knyaz Oleg is the first serial project 955A Borey-A-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
On June 23, CEO of the Sevmash Shipyard (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS that the submarine would undergo state trials in the second half of the year and would be delivered to the Navy by the end of the year. Earlier TASS reported, citing a source in the military-industrial complex, that the Knyaz Oleg sub would launch a Bulava missile from an underwater position to the Kura range in Kamchatka during state trials in November.