The dummy-nuclear warheads all reached their designated targets on 12 December 2020 at a test range on the coast to the eastern Barents Sea, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. Chizha test range is on the Kanin Peninsula in Nenets Autonomous Okrug and is a well-known target area for submarine-launched ballistic missiles from the waters of Russia’s Far East.
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On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.”
In May 2018, the Northern Fleet submarine Yury Dolgoruky launched a similar salvo of four Bulava missiles, then the other way across the Arctic, from the White Sea towards the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The four-salvo launch on Saturday came just three days after Russia exercised its nuclear triad with a land-launched missile from Plesetsk, a submarine-launched missile from the Barents Sea, and cruise-missiles launched over the northwestern regions of the country from long-range bombers.
12 December 2020
A salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles as part of the planned combat training activities of the Pacific Fleet was fired from a submerged position by the strategic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh in the Sea of Okhotsk. The target for defeat was at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region.
The flight of the Bulava ballistic missiles took place in the normal mode. According to the confirmed objective control data, the missile warheads have successfully arrived in the target area.
While preparing and conducting salvo rocket fire, the crew of the nuclear-powered submarine “Vladimir Monomakh” showed high professionalism and naval skills.
The strategic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh is a 4th generation nuclear submarine. On November 14, 2015, the nuclear submarine crew fired two Bulava ballistic missiles from the White Sea at the Kura training ground in Kamchatka from a submerged position.
Залповый пуск четырех баллистических ракет «Булава» в рамках плановых мероприятий боевой подготовки Тихоокеанского флота произвел из подводного положения ракетный подводный крейсер стратегического назначения «Владимир Мономах» в Охотском море. Цель для поражения находилась на полигоне Чижа в Архангельской области. Полет баллистических ракет «Булава» прошел в штатном режиме. По подтвержденным данным объективного контроля, боевые блоки ракет успешно прибыли в заданный район. При подготовке и ведении залповой ракетной стрельбы экипаж атомного подводного крейсера «Владимир Мономах» проявил высокий профессионализм и морскую выучку. Ракетный подводный крейсер стратегического назначения «Владимир Мономах» – атомная подводная лодка 4-го поколения. 14 ноября 2015 года экипаж АПЛ произвел залповую стрельбу из подводного положения двумя баллистическими ракетами «Булава» из акватории Белого моря по полигону Кура на Камчатке.
On 12 December 2020 a Russian nuclear submarine successfully test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles in a show of readness of Moscow’s nuclear forces amid tension with the U.S. The Defense Ministry said that the Vladimir Monomakh submarine of the Pacific Fleet launched four Bulava missiles in quick succession from an underwater position in the Sea of Okhotsk. Their dummy warheads hit their designated targets on the Chiza shooting range in the Arkhangelsk region in northwestern Russia more than 5,500 kilometers (over 3,400 miles) away, the ministry said in a statement.
The Vladimir Monomakh is one of the new Borei-class nuclear submarines that carry 16 Bulava missiles each and are intended to serve as the core of the naval component of the nation’s nuclear forces for decades to come. Another submarine of the same type performed a similar launch of four Bulava missiles in 2018 – a costly demonstration of the efficiency of the country’s nuclear deterrent mimicking the conditions of a major nuclear conflict.
In a report to President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that this launch wrapped up large-scale drills of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. As part of those maneuvers, another Russian nuclear submarine also performed a practice launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Barents Sea, a ground-based ICBM was launched from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia and Tu-160 and Tu-95 strategic bombers fired cruise missiles at test targets at an Arctic range.
Russia has expanded its military drills in recent years amid tensions with the West as relations have sunk to post-Cold War lows after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
The St. Andrew’s flag was raised atop the hull of the nuclear-powered ballistic submarine Vladimir Monomakh at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia on Friday, as the submarine was officially commissioned. The nuclear-armed Borei-class submarine, Russia’s newest submarine class, will serve in the Russian Pacific Fleet.
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