Dmitry Donskoy submarine of the Northern Fleet performed a test launch of a Bulava ballistic missile. The missile was launched from a submerged submarine deployed in the White Sea. A representative of the Ministry of Defense was quoted as saying that the launch was successful and all warheads reached their targets at the Kura test range in Kamchatka.

This is the 13th launch in the Bulava test program and the first one since the failed test that took place on December 9, 2009. It was originally scheduled for August 2010, but was postponed several times. Two more test launches are expected this year - one more from the Dmitry Donskoy submarine and one from the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine of the Project 955 class.