Russia has successfully test-fired RSM-24 Sineva ballistic missile Delta-IV class submarine 2704111
Defense News - Russia
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 09:53 AM
Russia has successfully test-fired RSM-24 Sineva ballistic missile from Delta-IV class submarine.
Russia has successfully test-fired the RSM-24 Sineva (Skiff SS-N-23) submarine-launched ballistic missile from a Delta-IV class submarine, a defense ministry spokesman said. The missile, lauched from the Yekaterinburg submarine, hit the designated target on time, the source said.
Delta-IV class submarine Russian Navy Force (Archive image)
The last Sineva test launch was held in October 2010.
The Russian Navy has seven Delta-IV class submarines in service. They are all deployed in the Northern Fleet.
The RSM-54 Sineva (NATO codename SS-N-23 Skiff) is a third-generation liquid-propellant submarine-launched ballistic missile that entered service with the Russian Navy in July 2007. It has a maximum range of over 10,000 km and can carry four to 10 nuclear warheads, depending on the modification.