One of the two missiles “Mace”, fired from the submarine “Yury Dolgoruky” in the course of the drill self-destructed in the air, said the defense Ministry.
“Dolgoruky” conducted a firing of the White sea, running from a submerged position volley two Intercontinental ballistic
missile “Bulava”. “Both of the rocket staff came out of the mines of a submarine for a given
path. Combat units of the first missile performed the complete cycle of the program
flight and successfully hit the targets set on the ground. A second rocket after
the first phase of the flight self-destructed”, – quotes “Interfax” the message of the military Department.
No information about the cause of the problem in report contains.
Submarine “Yuri Dolgoruky is the head submarine of the project
“Borei” designed at the Central design Bureau for marine engineering
“Rubin”. Accepted into the Navy on 10 January 2014, along with missile complex “Bulava”.
The “Bulava” during the first test launches before adopting suffered many setbacks. Up until now, the last failure was the launch on 6 September 2013: then the missiles in flight, turned off engines, and it fell into the Arctic ocean.