Russian Nuclear Sub Test-Fires ICBM Missiles in the Pacific

On Saturday, a Russian nuclear submarine test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

Russian Nuclear Sub Test-Fires ICBM Missiles in the Pacific

On Saturday, a Russian nuclear submarine test-fired four intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the submarine, while submerged in the Sea of Okhotsk, had launched four ‘Bulava’ missiles in quick succession.

The ministry also reported in a statement that the unarmed warheads had hit their targets in northwestern Russia, more than 3,400 miles away.

The vessel the ICBMs were fired from is one of a new class of nuclear submarines which are capable of carrying 16 Bulava ICBMs.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that, as part of the same tests, another Russian nuclear submarine had launched of an ICBM from the Barents Sea and a ground-based ICBM was also test-fired from the Plesetsk facility in northwestern Russia.

The frequency of Russian military drills have been increasing as tensions between the country and the West have grown.

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