Cheap post with a pretty picture thanks to RIA Novosti. This was a maximum range test, from the White Sea to a target area in the Pacific Ocean. It was the 16th test overall, and the second this year. It makes nine announced successes out of 16. And that’s four in a row.
If, as it appears, the designers and manufacturers have finally slicked the Bulava’s earlier problems, now Moscow will have to crank up the Bulava SLBM and Borey-class SSBN production lines.
That is a different kind of problem, a problem of the GOZ and the OPK.