The Russian Navy's new Borei-class nuclear-powered sumbarine will be floated out next month, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Vladimir Korolev said Monday.
Project 955A Borei II-class ballistic missile submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, can carry sixteen Bulava missiles, each fitted with up to 10 independently-targetable nuclear warheads.
"The Knyaz Vladimir nuclear-powered strategic submarine will be moved out from a slipway at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodvinsk in the near future," Korolev told Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper in an interview published on Monday.
Korolev earlier said that the fourth Borei-class boomer was supposed to have been floated out in August.
The Knyaz Vladimir was laid down in 2012 and will become the fourth submarine in the series of eight Borei-class underwater cruisers and the first submarine of the advanced Borei-A Project.
According to senior Navy officer,by 2020, the Russian Navy plans to operate a total of eight Borei-class strategic submarines.
Intended to eventually replace the ageing Delta III and Typhoon Class submarines, the Borei Class have lower displacement levels than the Typhoon Class, which can carry a similar number of missiles. The submarine also carries six of the SS-N-15 missiles. Each SS-N-15 is a 533mm calibre anti-ship missile that has a range of 45km and is capable of being fitted with a 20kt warhead or a type 40 torpedo.
Russia will perform a multiple launch of two Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Borei-class nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh in June, TASS reported. "It is planned that the Vladimir Monomakh will fire two Bulava ICBMs at the beginning of summer, approximately in June, from a submerged position in the White Sea towards the Kura practice range in Kamchatka," a source in the defense and industrial sector told TASS on Friday
Russian Navy will get eight Borei class and six multi-purpose Yasen submarines by 2020, Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko was quoted as saying by TASS on Tuesday. Budnichenko said on the sidelines of the Army-2015 military-technical forum that the frames of a seventh Yasen submarine and an eighth Borei, which are the last ones in the series, will be laid next year
Russia's second Borei-class nuclear submarine, Alexander Nevsky has entered service with the Russian Navy, a Defense Ministry official was quoted as saying by TASS on Tuesday. “The submarine has successfully passed all the trials with test firing of all types of weapons
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