First in the 2011 trial launch maritime ballistic missile "Bulava" will be performed on June 28, said a source in the Russian military-industrial complex.
"Launch will run from the Barents Sea to the regular carrier rocket submarine "Yury Dolgoruky", — said the source (quoted by "RIA Novosti"). Launch "Bulava" with nuclear submarine strategic focus "Yury Dolgoruky" will for the first time. All previous launches were made from the submarine "Dmitry Donskoy".
During the test an intercontinental ballistic missile launch will be the 15th. From past launches "Bulava" acknowledged the seven successful. Test launch, scheduled for the following week, previously scheduled for December 17, 2010 Date of tests many times since moving to clarify the circumstances of failed launches. During the fourth, fifth and sixth starts rocket deviated from the course and self-destructed. The tenth, eleventh and twelfth launches were also bad. The seventh and eighth launches were found partly successful.
Intercontinental ballistic rocket sea-based "Mace" is a new solid-Russian ballistic missile, designed to be placed on submarines.
Rocket be held from 6 to 10 nuclear warheads hypersonic 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.
"Mace" was developed at the Metropolitan Institute of Thermal Technology. Most range — 8000 km, starting weight — 36.8 tons, throw-weight (desired load) — 1150 kg, length starting container — 12.1 m, length without front section — 11.5 m
The regular carrier rocket — submarine of project 955 "Borey" — "Yury Dolgoruky", "Alexander Nevsky", "Vladimir Monomakh" and others. Total 2015 is planned to build eight nuclear submarines of this type.