On September 27, 2005 the Dmitry Donskoy submarine of the Northern Fleet performed a successful launch of the Bulava ballistic missile. The missile was launched from the White Sea at 17:22 MSK (13:22 UTC) and its warhead successfully reached its designated target at the Kura range in Kamchatka.

This was the first flight test of the Bulava missile. Previous test of the missile was conducted in September 2004 and did not involve firing missile engines.