Russia’s newest nuclear submarine launches ballistic missile from underwater for first time (VIDEO)

Russia’s newest nuclear submarine launches ballistic missile from underwater for first time (VIDEO) The Russian Navy’s newest nuclear-powered submarine, ‘Knyaz Vladimir,’ has successfully fired a ballistic missile from underwater, which traveled all the way from the White Sea to Kamchatka.

A video posted by the Defense Ministry on Tuesday shows the submarine launching an RSM-56 Bulava (‘Mace’) ballistic missile from a submerged position. Fired from the White Sea, the missile successfully reached its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East.

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Having joined the Russian Navy in 2017, ‘Knyaz Vladimir’ is the newest addition to the fleet of upgraded Borei-class submarines. It is currently undergoing sea trials. The submersible is named after 10th century Russian prince Vladimir the Great.

In August, another Borei-class submarine, ‘Yuri Dolgorukiy,’ also successfully test-fired a Bulava missile.

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