Russian Submarine Test Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

11 August 2010 (Last Updated August 11th, 2010 18:30)

The Russian Navy's nuclear submarine, the Tula, has successfully test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Barents Sea. The two Sineva SS-N-23 missiles, also known as Blue missiles, hit the target at the Kura testing range on the territory of Kamchatka peninsula in the

The Russian Navy's nuclear submarine, the Tula, has successfully test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Barents Sea.

The two Sineva SS-N-23 missiles, also known as Blue missiles, hit the target at the Kura testing range on the territory of Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East.

Sineva missiles have been in active service in the Russian military since 2007 and are capable of carrying up to ten nuclear warheads.

The test launches also include three third-generation liquid-fuelled ballistic missiles with maximum flight distance of 8,300km.

During the navy drills held in 2008, one of the above rockets flew 11,547km, surpassing the most powerful US missile, the Trident II.