NewsSuccessful tests of a Russian missile capable of carrying six nuclear warheads

Successful tests of a Russian missile capable of carrying six nuclear warheads

The missile was fired from a submarine (illustrative photo).
The missile was fired from a submarine (illustrative photo).
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6:49 PM EST, November 5, 2023

Russian authorities announce the successful testing of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Bulava, which can carry up to six nuclear warheads. The missile was launched from the submarine Emperor Alexander III.

The AFP agency, quoting the Russian authorities, informed on Sunday that the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile has been successfully tested. This fourth-generation nuclear-powered submarine is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The testing was conducted by the Russian nuclear-powered submarine, Emperor Alexander III.

Russia Tests New Weapon Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warheads

The first successful test of the Bulava in about a year took place a few days after Vladimir Putin signed a bill to nullify Russia's ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

The launch of a ballistic missile is the final stage of the tests. Following this, a decision will be made to accept the cruiser into the navy, as announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense in a statement conveyed through the Telegram messaging app.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the missile successfully hit a scheduled target at a training ground in Kamchatka, on time.

The Bulava missile measures approximately 26 feet (in NATO classification SS-NX-30) and has a range of about 4970 miles. This missile is capable of carrying up to six nuclear warheads.

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