On July 27th, 2011 the Ekaterinburg submarine of the Project 667BDRM class performed a successful launch of a R-29RM Sineva missile. The missile was launched from a submerged submarine deployed in Barents Sea toward the Kura test site in Kamchatka. According to the defense ministry representative, all warheads reached their designated targets.

Previous launch of a Sineva missile took place on May 20, 2011, also from the Ekaterinburg submarine.