On 8 September 2004, Russian navy launched two ballistic missiles from submarines of the Northern Fleet. The launches were successful and missile warheads reached their targets at the Kura test site in Kamchatka.

At 09:38 MSK on September 8th, 2004, the K-84 “Ekaterinburg” submarine of the Project 667BDRM (Delta IV) type deployed at Barents Sea launched a R-29RM (SS-N-23) missile. The previous successful missile launch from the “Ekaterinburg” submarine was conducted on June 29th, 2004.

Two hours later, at 11:38 MSK, another submarine of the Northern Fleet, K-496 “Borisoglebsk” of the Project 667BDR (Delta III) type, conducted a successful launch of a R-29R (SS-N-18) missile. The submarine was also deployed at Barents Sea.