Missiles on Russian nuclear submarines (NPS) Borey are capable of hitting targets, even if the rest of Russia's nuclear forces are destroyed. This conclusion is made by The National Interest.
According to the publication, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) R-30 Bulava-30 carry six nuclear warheads with a capacity of 150 kilotons. They, in turn, are able to split up and destroy individual targets. There are 16 such missiles on the Borey nuclear submarine.
"This means that one Borey can bring down 72 nuclear warheads, which are ten times more destructive than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, to cities and military bases at a distance of more than 5.8 thousand miles," the publication notes.
In June, The National Interest wrote that the accuracy of the P-30 Bulava-30, designed to be deployed on the Russian submarines of Project 955 Borey, is not enough to use weapons under the "first strike" scenario, which involves, in particular, the destruction of mine launchers of American ICBMs LGM-30 Minuteman.
ICBM R-30 Bulava-30 was developed by the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering for arming missile carriers of project 955 Borey. Weapon tests began in 2004. Of the 33 launches of missiles with nuclear submarines (including the last), seven were considered unsuccessful, and two were partially unsuccessful.
The fourth-generation missile cruisers of the Borey and Borey-A projects will become the basis of Russia's naval strategic nuclear forces. For the Navy, it is planned to build ten of these submarines. Boreas can carry up to 16 Bulava-30 intercontinental ballistic missiles with a range of more than 9 thousand kilometers.
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