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MOSCOW, December 12. /TASS/. The Verkhoturye nuclear submarine (NATO reporting name: Delta IV) made a successful launch of a Sineva ballistic missile ()NATO name SS-N-23 "Skiff" from the Barents Sea onto training grounds in Kamchatka, press service of the Russian defence ministry said on Saturday.
"On December 12, the crew of Captain 1st Rank Dmitry Zelikov at the North Fleet's Verkhoturye made a successful launch of a Sineva ballistic missile from designated area in the Barents Sea onto the Kura training grounds in Kamchatka," the report reads.
The shooting was done from a submerged position.
"The Sineva trajectory parameters were observed, and the combat blocks have arrived successfully in the designated area of the Kura field in Kamchatka peninsula," the defence ministry said.
For the Verkhoturye submarine it was the 27th successful shooting with ballistic missile.
Verkhoturye is a modernised warship of 667BDPM Delfin (Dolphin) project. It was built at the Sevmash shipbuilding company in Severodvinsk, and in 2012 underwent there a deep modernisation. Presently, warship of the project, armed with Sineva intercontinental ballistic missiles, are the base of the Russian Navy’s nuclear deterrent forces.