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 الصاروخ النووي الروسي بولافا infographic
Graphic shows Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile and Borei-A class submarine.


الصاروخ النووي الروسي بولافا

By Duncan Mil

November 6, 2023 - أعلنت روسيا عن نجاح إطلاق صاروخ باليستي عابر للقارات من طراز بولافا، من غواصتها النووية من الجيل الجديد إمبيرتور ألكسندر III، قادر على حمل رؤوس نووية.

“The new nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Imperator Alexander III successfully launched a sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava from the White Sea,” the Russian defence ministry said.

The missile hit a target thousands of kilometres away on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East, the defence ministry said.

The Imperator Alexander III is the seventh of the Russian Project 955 Borei (Arctic Wind) class nuclear submarines and the fourth of the modernised Borei-A variant, according to Russian sources.

Borei-class boats carry 16 Bulava missiles. The 12-metre missile ranges about 8,000km (5,000 miles) and can carry up to six warheads.

On November 2, President Vladimir Putin signed a law withdrawing Russia’s ratification of the global Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

PUBLISHED: 06/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News