On September 10, 2006 the K-433 Sv. Georgiy Pobedonosets submarine of the Pacific Fleet conducted a successful test launch of a R-29R ballistic missile. The missile was launched from the waters around Simushir Island at 18:50 MSK (14:50 UTC) toward the test site at the Kanin Peninsula. The two warheads were reported to have successfully reached their targets.

The previous launch of a R-29R missile was conducted on September 30, 2005. On October 7, 2005, the Borisoglebsk submarine of the Northern Fleet launched a Demonstrator re-entry capsule. Although the capsule has not been recovered, the missile launch was reported to be successful.