22 May 2018 20:31

Yury Dolgoruky sub successfully fires 4 Bulava missles in salvo from White Sea - fleet

SEVEROMORSK. May 22 (Interfax-AVN) - The strategic submarine cruiser Yury Dolgoruky has conducted a successful salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles from the White Sea at Kamchatka's Kura test range on Tuesday, the press service for the Northern Fleet told Interfax on Tuesday.

"The missiles were launched underwater. Objectives of the launch were fulfilled," the press service said.

The firing of such a number of missiles in salvo from a submarine cruiser of this project was conducted for the first time, it said.

The launch was conducted "as part of scheduled combat training events," the press service said.

"The Borei-class Project 955 strategic missile submarine cruiser's and the Bulava submarine-based missile system's tactical and technical characteristics and reliability were confirmed," the Northern Fleet's press service said.

"The crew of the submarine cruiser demonstrated great professionalism and naval competence during preparations for the salvo firing and while undertaking it," it said. The Northern Fleet's strategic submarine cruiser Yury Dolgoruky is commanded by Capt. 1st rank Vladimir Shirina.