"For the first time in the framework of municipal programs from flight tests of complex rocket launch was conducted from a submerged position from the regular carrier, which is the nuclear submarine" Yuri Dolgoruky. " Submarine commanded by Captain First Rank Vladimir Shirin ", — said Konashenkov, RIA" Novosti ".
He added that "launch all the characteristics held successfully, "warheads delivered" Mace "in the area polygon" Kura "(Kamchatka) at a preset time.
According Konashenkova, crew Underwater Boats in the performance of the test firing showed the highest professionalism and military training.
This launch "Bulava" is the fifteenth, formerly of 14 successful launches of rockets were found only seven. Antecedent test was held on 29 October 2010 and was successful. Terms subsequent tests missiles moved a couple of times — to ascertain the circumstances of failed launches.
All launches until June 28, 2011 were carried out from the submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" (draft (941U, code "Shark"). Launch "Mace" on board nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" (Project 955, the code "Northwind") hosted for the first time.
Intercontinental ballistic rocket sea-based P30 3M30 "Bulava-30" (RSM-56 for use in international treaties, SS-NX-30 — to systematize NATO) — A new Russian three-stage solid rocket, placed on submarines.
Rocket be held from 6 to 10 hypersonic maneuvering nuclear warheads personal guidance of 100-150 kilotons able to change the line of movement of the flight altitude and course. Has a low-altitude flight profile.
Developed at the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology, the highest range 8 thousand km, starting weight of 36.8 tons, a three-stage management system — inertial, throw-weight (desired load) — 1150 kg, length in the starting container — 12.1 meters in length without head Parts — 11.5 meters.
Bearers of the rocket "Bulava-30" is a modernized strategic submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" Brain Project 941 "Akula" (to systematize NATO "Typhoon") and a nuclear submarine of project 955 "Borey" — "Yuri Dolgoruky"Planned -" Alexander Nevsky "," Vladimir Monomakh "and others. Total 2015 is meant to build eight nuclear submarines of this type.