On October 11, 2008 the K-114 Tula ballistic missile submarine of the Project 667BDRM class conducted a successful test launch of a R-29RM Sineva missile. The missile was launched from a submerged submarine deployed in the Barents Sea. According to the Russian Navy, the missile reached its target area in the equatorial region of the Pacific after flying 11,547 km. This was reported to be the longest range demonstrated by the missile.

This is a third Sineva launch performed by the Tula crew. The previous one took place on December 25, 2007. The current launch was part of the Stabilnost-2008 military exercise.