SS-NX-30 Bulava Test Launch Fails


Itar-Tass reports that a flight test of the Russian SS-NX-30 Bulava ended in failure today. According to a representative of the Ministry of Defense, the missile was launched underwater from the Dmitry Donskoy submarine of the Northern Fleet, but “deviated from its trajectory and fell into the sea.” The Bulava is an intercontinental-range, submarine launched, solid propellant ballistic missile. It is a submarine launched version of the SS-27 Topol-M, which was developed shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. Four previous Bulava test launches have been successful.

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