Russian Submarine Successfully Test-Fires Strategic Ballistic Missile

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Russia has test-fired an an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Verkhoturye submarine in a submerged position in the Barents Sea.

In a statement on Saturday the Russian defence ministry said:“Today, the crew of Captain Dmitry Zelikov on the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Verkhoturye (NATO: Delta IV) of the Northern Fleet made a successful launch of the ‘Sineva’ intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a designated area in the Barents Sea”

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The ICBM was directed towards the Kura rocket test range in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East and was launched from an underwater position.

This was the  27th successful launch of a ballistic missile from the Verkhoturye

Russian vessels armed with Sineva ballistic missiles are among those used by the Russian Navy’s nuclear deterrent forces.

Moscow has been conducting drills, including long-range ballistic and cruise missile launches, from various locations over the past months.