For the first time in the framework of the state flight development tests of the complex launch was conducted from a submerged position from the regular carrier of weapons — nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky".
Submarine commanded by Captain First Rank Vladimir Shirin.
Start on all parameters held successfully delivered warheads "Bulava" in a given area landfill "Kura" (Kamchatka) at a preset time.
The crew of the submarine when the shooting test showed high professionalism and combat skills.
It is planned to produce up to five test runs "Mace" from the board of the regular carrier, and if they are successful, the missile will be adopted by the Russian Navy.
In parallel with the "Bulava" the Navy planned to take and submarine "Yury Dolgoruky".
P-30 "Bulava" will be the main weapon of strategic missile project 955/955A/955U "Northwind".
The first submarine of the series — "Yuri Dolgoruky" — passes the final test.
In addition, before the end of 2011, the Russian military will receive a second submarine of the "Alexander Nevsky". The shipyard "Sevmash" is currently being built third strategic nuclear submarine of project 955 — "Vladimir Monomakh". Each of the submarines can carry 16 to 20 ballistic missile "Bulava".
To date, subject to the test on June 28 was made 15 starts missile "Bulava", eight of which have been found to be successful.
All launches up to 28 June 2011 were made from the submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" (draft (941U, code "Shark"). Start "Bulava" on board the nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" (Project 955, the code "Northwind") hosted for the first time.
Intercontinental ballistic missile sea-based P30 3M30 "Bulava-30" (RSM-56 for use in international treaties, SS-NX-30 — according to NATO classification) — Russia’s newest three-stage solid-fuel missile, placed on submarines.
The missile can carry six to ten hypersonic maneuvering independently targetable nuclear warheads of 100-150 kilotons able to change the trajectory of altitude and course. Has a low-altitude flight profile.
Developed at the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology, the maximum flight range — 8,000 kilometers, starting weight — 36.8 tons, a three-stage management system — inertial, throw-weight (payload) — 1150 kg, length starting container — 12.1 meters in length without the warhead — 11.5 meters.