Russia is prepping for what is the biggest weapons test since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 – possibly even the largest to ever take place, globally.
According to newspaper Izvestia, Russia is planning to launch 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles from two Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines traveling 50 meters deep in choppy waters.
Previous launches were all codenamed “Behemoth” with Behemoth-1 taking place in 1991 – it was viewed as a possible scenario of a nuclear war against the United States and was executed to confirm the possibility and safety of a quick underwater salvo, writes The Barents Observer.
The Bulava missile, known as the SS-N-32 has a reach of 10,000 kilometers.
The launch is expected to take place in the Barents Sea.