On October 29, 2010 at 05:10 MSK (01:10 UTC), the Dmitry Donskoy submarine of the Northern Fleet performed a successful test launch of the Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea toward the Kura test range in Kamchatka. A Ministry of Defense representative reported that the test was successful and the warheads reached their targets.

This is the 14th test of the Bulava missile and the second success in a row after a series of failed launches in 2008-2009 (the first 2010 test took place on October 7, 2010). Russia was planning to conduct three flight tests in 2010 - two from Dmitry Donskoy and one - from the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine of the Project 955 class.