a Russia It announced on Sunday (5) that it had successfully carried out a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying Nuclear warheadsFrom a fourth generation nuclear submarine.
Launching… launching… taking off Bulava missileThe conference, the first in nearly a year, was held shortly after Russia rescinded its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that “the new strategic nuclear submarine Emperor Alexander III successfully launched the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile” from the White Sea.
He added that the missile reached its target, located at a test field on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia, “on time.” With a range of 8,000 km and a length of 12 metres, the Bulava (SS-NX-30, according to NATO designation) can be equipped with ten nuclear warheads.
The Emperor Alexander III Bori class submarine is equipped with 16 Bulava missiles, according to the Russian military. Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine in February 2022, senior Russian officials have on several occasions threatened to use nuclear weapons, although Putin has shown caution in this regard on other occasions. Moscow deployed tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, its closest ally, in the summer of 2023.
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