NORAD: From the Barents Observer; Russia to test ICBMs over Arctic.
Russia prepares to test launch several intercontinental ballistic missiles over the Arctic the next couple of days.
On Thursday the Russian navy will launch intercontinental missiles of the Sineva class from nuclear submarines in the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific, a military source told Interfax. At the same time there will be launches from strategic missile complexes based on land.
据军方声明，本周四，俄海军将于北冰洋和太平洋发射SS-N-23 M1 （Sineva）（注：又叫 R - 29RM“西涅瓦”（Sineva）潜射弹道导弹）。同时也将进行陆基战略导弹的合成发射。
According to the source, the U.S. has been informed about the test launches, in accordance with existing agreements.
The last time a Sineva missile was launched from Arctic waters, was in August this year, when the Northern Fleet’s Delta IV class nuclear powered submarine “Tula” launched two ballistic missiles from the Barents Sea to the Kamchatka Peninsula, as BarentsObserver reported. Also the Northern Fleet’s Delta IV class submarine ”Yekaterinburg” has been used for launching Sineva missiles from the Barents Sea. Which of the six Delta IV subs belonging to the North Fleet that are going to launch missiles on Thursday, remains unknown.
据悉，按照已有协议，美国已收到试射的消息。据Barents Observer报道， 上次SS-N-23 M1是今年8月在北冰洋发射的，当时北方舰队的“德尔塔IV”级弹道导弹核潜艇“图拉”也发射了两枚从巴伦支海到堪察加半岛的弹道导弹。另外，北方舰队D-IV级潜艇“叶卡捷琳堡”号也被用于从巴伦支海发射SS-N-23 M1 。北方舰队目前有6艘D-IV级，到底哪一艘将于周四发射，目前还不知道。
The training will involve various components of offensive and defensive strategic weapons. Also the preparedness of space and ground echelons of missile warning systems and the anti-missile defense will be tested, said Interfax’ source.
The next day, on Friday, Russia plans to test launch another one of its brand new sub-launched ballistic missiles of the Bulava class. The launch will probably be conducted from the rebuilt Typhoon-class nuclear submarine “Dmitry Donskoy”, the only sub so far to launch the hi-tech ballistic missile. It has earlier been said that if the next test is a success, the planned third test launch this year could be conducted from the submarine “Yury Dolgoruky”, the first of Russia’s fourth generation strategic Borey-class subs.