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“Sineva” and “Bulava”: Russia tested ballistic missiles

Russia launched the sea-launched ballistic missile Sineva from the strategic submarine Tula .“Sineva” and “Bulava”: Russia tested ballistic missiles

“Sineva” and “Bulava”: Russia tested ballistic missiles

Russia launched the sea-launched ballistic missile Sineva from the strategic submarine Tula, as well as the Bulava shell from the Yuri Dolgoruky submarine. Experts believe that the "Sineva", designed to destroy strategically important enemy targets at intercontinental ranges, surpasses the American counterpart Trident II in a number of ways.

The Ministry of Defense reported on the tests of the Sineva sea-based ballistic missile from the Tula strategic submarine, as well as the Bulava shell from the Yuri Dolgoruky submarine.

Launches took place in the polar region of the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea on Saturday, August 24, as part of the combat training plan and confirmed the operability of all ship missile systems.

“The large-sized mock-ups of missile warheads completed the full cycle of the flight program and successfully hit training targets at the Chizh training grounds in the Arkhangelsk Region and the Kura on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” the military department said in a statement.
Russian experts believe that the Sineva R-29RMU2 missile, designed to destroy strategically important enemy targets at intercontinental ranges, surpasses the American Trident II analogue in a number of characteristics, writes Military Review.
The starting weight (payload) of the Sineva does not exceed 40.3 tons. The divisible warhead of ICBMs (2.8 tons) over a range of up to 11,500 km can deliver, depending on the power, 4 to 10 individual guidance warheads.

At the beginning of this year, the NATO Defense College (a scientific and educational institution of the North Atlantic Alliance, founded in 1951) published a detailed review of the Russian "Fundamentals of State Policy in the Field of Naval Activities until 2030."
This document was approved by a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on July 20, 2018, and determined the main directions, strategic goals and development priorities of the navy of our country, as well as the FSB border guards protecting coastal waters.
British analyst Richard Connolly, the author of a review of this document, prepared for NATO, stresses that
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The most important feature of the Russian naval policy is "not overly ambitious plans to challenge the world's oceans, but, on the contrary, setting realistic goals for its naval forces."
Connolly emphasizes that Russia is focusing on developing a fleet that can destroy targets on enemy territory. He said naval strategic nuclear forces play a crucial role in deterring the nuclear threat and opposing US plans for a “quick global strike”.
In December last year, the American portal We Are The Mighty published an article that describes the consequences of a Russian submarine cruiser such as the Borey attack with missiles with nuclear warheads, FAN reports.
The material notes that the submarine Yuri Dolgoruky equipped with Bulava cruise missiles could theoretically wipe dozens of American cities off the face of the earth. Each of 16 such missiles overcomes 9 thousand km, therefore, Yuri Dolgoruky is able to attack New York, even while being west of Hawaii.
The note indicates that in the event of a conflict with Washington, Moscow could first hit American defense facilities, many of which are located in Hawaii. The authors believe that the Gulf of Mexico is the best point for attacking the target since from there rockets can reach almost any US state.
“A predator slowly rises from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, like Godzilla, but even more destructive and deadly,” analysts write.
The main advantage of Russian missiles, according to experts, is their power.
The total explosive power is more than 9.5 thousand kilotons.
The publication emphasizes that 96 warheads can reach dozens of American cities and military facilities, reports NSN.
Earlier, the underwater cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky successfully launched four Bulava rockets from the White Sea along the Kura training ground in Kamchatka. Shooting so many missiles on the submarines of this project was carried out for the first time.
During the test, the tactical and technical characteristics and reliability of the strategic missile submarine cruiser strategic project 955 Borey were fully confirmed. The Bulava-30 is capable of carrying 6-10 individual individually guided nuclear warheads with a firing range of 8,000 km.
In August last year, it became known that the latest weapons for air defense systems were being developed in Russia, Alexander Leonov, head of the military air defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, told reporters at the Army-2018 forum. He noted that we are talking about work on the creation of complexes based on different physical principles.
“Here are the methods of active and passive location, homing, laser guidance. We are developing weapons based on new physical principles, ”the expert emphasized.

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