On 29 October 2019, the Knyaz Vladimir submarine of the Project 955A/Borey-A class conducted its first launch of the Bulava SLBM. The launch was conducted from a submerged submarine deployed in the White Sea. The launch took place at 17:57 MSK.

The launch is part of the process of transferring the submarine to the navy. Knyaz Vladimir is the first submarine of the Project 955A Borey-A class. Although its construction formally started in July 2012 Sevmash reportedly began work on the hull back in 2010. It was moved out of the dry dock in November 2017. According to the initial plan, it was supposed to join the Pacific Fleet, but later it was announced that it will stay with the Northern Fleet.

For Bulava, it was the 33rd test launch.