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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:38 am

    Mike E wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:Hold your horses.
    I am not sure they are going to launch 16 missiles.

    I read and re-read the quoted article:  It says it will launch a missile while having 16 on-board. Unlike previous launches that had only one missile loaded on board.

    It does not mean it will launch all the missiles.
     I doubt that they would waste the money on 16 Bulavas like that, so you are most likely correct.

    It turns out you are correct! It will be a launch with 16 missiles onboard.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:20 pm

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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Stealthflanker on Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:45 pm

    Good luck with this.

    Aside from that, is there any plans or concept to give Bulava an "alternate role" Like say as Anti Ship Ballistic Missile or as a launcher of high precision conventional warhead.

    I heard US, at some point considered their trident to carry high precision conventional warhead as a part of their Global Strike program.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:50 pm

    Stealthflanker wrote:
    Good luck with this.

    Aside from that, is there any plans or concept to give Bulava an "alternate role" Like say as Anti Ship Ballistic Missile or as a launcher of high precision conventional warhead.

    I heard US, at some point considered their trident to carry high precision conventional warhead as a part of their Global Strike program.
    It is way too large to be an anti-ship BM, the Iskander would be the best candidate for such a role. As for "conventional warheads", that probably wouldn't happen becuase the launch would be reminiscent of a good ole' nuke launch, and could lead to a return nuclear strike... - Putin himself said this.

    That is what Putin dismissed, sating that it *could* be mistaken for a regular ICBM.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:07 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:
    Good luck with this.

    Aside from that, is there any plans or concept to give Bulava an "alternate role" Like say as Anti Ship Ballistic Missile or as a launcher of high precision conventional warhead.

    I heard US, at some point considered their trident to carry high precision conventional warhead as a part of their Global Strike program.
    Bulava as an AshBM!!  Shocked  Shocked
    When i think about it this is the only thing that i can think of.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:32 pm

    Great News guys! Yet another succesful test of Bulava completed, and it fufilled all flight parameters:

    Bulava missile launched from nuclear sub in Russia

    The missile was launched from the Barents Sea towards the Kura testing range in Russia's Far East



    MOSCOW, October 29. /TASS/. Strategic nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky has launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from the Barents Sea towards the Kura testing range in Kamchatka, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.

    "The missile was launched from the submerged position," a spokesman said. "The parameters of the flight trajectory have been fulfilled as required. Data control shows the warheads of the missile reached the Kura testing facility successfully.

    Bulava missile launched from nuclear sub in Russia
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  zg18 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:51 pm

    Congrats to Bulava designers.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:09 pm

    Looks like the worst is far behind us!

    russia russia russia

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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:22 pm

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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:41 am

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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Stealthflanker on Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:03 pm

    We're still need way moar launches until all the problem sorted out.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:34 pm

    Stealthflanker wrote:We're still need way moar launches until all the problem sorted out.
    Not really... Clearly what they've done for the past few missiles has worked, though more testing is always welcome.
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:45 pm

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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  zg18 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:26 pm

    Bulava launch from Nevsky sub was successful. russia
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Viktor on Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:40 pm

    zg18 wrote:Bulava launch from Nevsky sub was successful. russia

    Just great russia

    Bulava inter-continental ballistic missile test-launched from nuc submarine in Barents Sea
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  Mike E on Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:03 pm

    I swear they launch one every weekend... Not like that is a bad thing! 

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:15 am

    video footage:


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    Post  Austin on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:49 am

    After lot of Time Sweat and Pain Bulava is a success russia

    Congratulations to Engineer who worked tirelessly to make it happen
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 04, 2015 5:33 pm

    “Bulava” to launch at the Okhotsk Sea for the first time in September


    The next launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile “Bulava” which is scheduled for the end of September, will be made for the first time fromthe Sea of Okhotsk on the ground “Chizh” in the Arkhangelsk region, the Interfax-Military News Agency informed, citing a source in the General Staff of the Navy
    “Ballistic missile submarine K-550 “Alexander Nevsky” will perform his third launch of ” Bulava” in the last days of September,” the source said.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:22 pm

    Russia to conduct several Bulava launches by end of 2015

    The source did not mention which Borey-class submarine would conduct the upcoming launches
    Bulava ballistic missile

    ST. PETERSBURG, July 1. /TASS/. Russia will conduct several launches of Bulava ballistic missiles by the end of this year, a source at the Navy's general staff told TASS on Wednesday.

    "Several launches are being planned by the end of the year," the source said.

    He did not mention which Borey-class submarine would conduct the upcoming launches.

    The Borey-class ballistic-missile submarines are to become the backbone of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent for the next few decades. Eight such submarines are expected to be built up to 2020, and three of them have been already handed over to the Navy. The vessels will be armed with up to 16 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles, which have range of over 8,000 kilometers.

    The previous Bulava launch was conducted in late November 2014 from the Alexander Nevsky Borey-class submarine.


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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:04 pm

    Russian nuclear sub to launch two Bulava missiles in November — source

    The missiles will be launched from a submerged position from the Barents Sea towards the Kura test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula

    MOSCOW, September 9. /TASS/. Russia’s Vladimir Monomakh Borei class nuclear-powered submarine will carry out a salvo launch of two Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, a source at the General Staff has told TASS.

    "According to the existing plans, the second serially-built Borei sub, the Vladimir Monomakh, will carry out a salvo launch of two Bulava missiles in November this year. The missiles will be launched from a submerged position from the Barents Sea towards the Kura test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula," the source said.

    Only two missiles will be on board the submarine at the moment.

    "At the moment of the previous Bulava launch from The Yuri Dolgoruky the submarine carried the full set of sixteen missiles. The Vladimir Monomakh will not," the official said.

    The Bulava missiles’ twin launch will be the last test of the new submarine before it enters duty as part of the combat-ready naval force.

    "If the launches are successful, if the submarine’s equipment performs well even though missiles may have hypothetical problems in flight, the submarine will go operational. This may happen in December," the source said, adding that no more launches of Bulava were on this year’s timetable.

    The Vladimir Monomakh is a third strategic nuclear-powered submarine of project 955 Borei. It was expected that the Vladimir Monomakh would make a voyage to the Pacific Fleet base in the Kamchatka Peninsula alongside its twin, The Aleksandr Nevsky. In the end only one submarine left for its destination. It is expected to be there in the second half of this month. Its first combat duty mission is due to begin in October.


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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  artjomh on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:44 pm

    Set your clocks.

    September 11-15.

    White sea.
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  jhelb on Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:53 pm

    artjomh wrote:Set your clocks.

    September 11-15.

    White sea.

    artjomh, in case satellite guidance is not available to a Bulava, Topol, Trident or any other ICBM/SLBM, can they still home in on their target?
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    Re: Bulava SLBM Development Thread:

    Post  artjomh on Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:06 pm

    jhelb wrote:
    artjomh wrote:Set your clocks.

    September 11-15.

    White sea.

    artjomh, in case satellite guidance is not available to a Bulava, Topol, Trident or any other ICBM/SLBM, can they still home in on their target?

    Of course. Ballistic missiles primarily use inertial navigation with astrocorrection. Satellites are backup.
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    Post  jhelb on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:12 am

    artjomh wrote:Of course. Ballistic missiles primarily use inertial navigation with astrocorrection. Satellites are backup.


    artjomh, I had 2 questions about the Bulava:

    1. Why does the first 2 stage uses solid fuel and the third stage liquid fuel? In other words, why not have solid fuel for the third stage as well?

    2. The CEP of the Bulava is stated to be 350m. Isn't that a bit too high?

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