Russia Tests Two Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles

1 November 2010 (Last Updated November 1st, 2010 18:30)

Russia has carried out successful tests of two submarine-launched ballistic missiles in separate launches from nuclear submarines in the Barents Sea and the Pacific Ocean. A Sineva ballistic missile was launched from the Bryansk (Delta IV Class) strategic submarine in the Barents Sea and

Russia has carried out successful tests of two submarine-launched ballistic missiles in separate launches from nuclear submarines in the Barents Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

A Sineva ballistic missile was launched from the Bryansk (Delta IV Class) strategic submarine in the Barents Sea and hit the designated target on the Kura test range in Russia's Far East Kamchatka region.

An SS-N-18 Stingray ballistic missile was also launched at the same time from the Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets (Delta III Class) strategic submarine in the Sea of Okhotsk on the Chizha testing site in the White Sea.

The test launches were carried out to ensure the combat readiness of the naval component of Russia's nuclear triad, according to RIA Novosti.