The next test launch of an intercontinental sea-based ballistic missile "Bulava" is scheduled for October 29, 2010. According to RIA Novosti, the date of the continuation of the Russian missile test appointed a committee has been studying the 13th start "Bulava", held on 7 October. According to the Commission, the 13th rocket launch took place in a completely normal mode due to "toughen requirements for the results of the industry."
According to experimental tests of ballistic missiles, the second in 2010, the launch of "Bulava" will be held on board the nuclear submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" Project 941 "Akula". If it is successful, the next launch will be made already on board full-time media — nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" Project 955 "Borey". This test will be tested not only the work itself, "Bulava", but the submarine, which will soon begin to torpedo firing.
First in the 2010 launch of "Bulava" was held on board the nuclear submarine "Dmitry Donskoy", which was in the White Sea. Flight of the missile was completely in the normal mode, and its fighting units arrived at the Kura test site in Kamchatka. Previous successful flight of a rocket made Nov. 28, 2008. To date, out of 13 starts, "Bulava", six were found to be successful. Earlier, a source in the General Staff of the Russian Navy, said that if all test launches "Mace" in 2010 will be considered a success, the missile can be put into service in mid-2011.
P-30 "Bulava" will be the main armament of strategic submarines of project 955/955A/955U "Northwind". The three-stage solid-fuel rocket designed for underwater start in motion, which is produced in an inclined plane. Flight distance "Bulava" will be about eight thousand miles away. The missile can carry six to ten individually targeted nuclear warheads up to 150 kilotons each and a total weight of up to 1.15 tons.