The Russian nuclear submarine, which carries 16 Bulava ballistic missiles, made an unexpected appearance off the coast of the United States and caused serious concern in Washington.
The Rula 30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile is a solid-fuel three-stage missile with six separate guided warheads. According to media reports, the flight range is 10,000 kilometers, the payload is 1.1 tons, and the possible circular deviation is from 120 to 350 meters.
Experts point out that one of the main advantages of Bulava is the possibility of so-called dry launch, which reduces the possibility of submarine detection by enemy hydroacoustic devices.
Another important advantage of the R-30 is the ability to launch from under the thickness of Arctic ice. Submarines equipped with liquid fuel missiles can fire only after breaking the ice.
Dmitry Litovkin, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review Nezavisimoye Voennoye Obozreniye, noted that Bulava missiles are launched much faster than their predecessors: their acceleration takes about five minutes, which makes it difficult to use the missile defense system. In addition, the missile maneuvers, which makes it possible to bypass missile defense systems in the second stage. Third, when nuclear blocks enter the atmosphere, they move at hypersonic speeds that missile defense systems cannot see at all. Throwing under the ice is an extra secret. “Such a submarine cannot be detected by satellites.”
From October 2021
Russia tested a 37-ton Bulava 12-meter ballistic missile from the Dmitriy Donskoy Typhoon-class submarine at the Kora test site in the Kamchatka region.
But on the other hand, the US hypersonic missile test, due to the defective performance of the booster, made the hypersonic glide prototype test unsuccessful
Each of the missiles in service with the submarine is capable of carrying up to ten nuclear warheads. This created an extremely serious danger for the United States, given that the US military have not been able to track the Russian nuclear submarine.
Russian nuclear submarine of the Borey project (according to other sources, it was an Akula project submarine), approached the US coast unnoticed. It was possible to establish the whereabouts of the nuclear submarine with up to 160 nuclear warheads on boards after the sub started going back to the base. A submarine of this class is capable of destroying most of the territory of the United States of America in minutes.
Russian nuclear submarines will be able to constantly patrol the waters near the US coast in the event that Russia decides to build a naval base in Cuba or Venezuela, as representatives for the Russian Foreign Ministry earlier said