The Russian Navy has taken delivery of improved Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, on Thursday.
"Today, on May 28, a ceremony was held at the Sevmash Shipyard for signing an acceptance certificate for the strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser Knyaz Vladimir," United Shipbuilding Corporation said in a release on May 28.
The Russian Navy currently operates three baseline Project 955 Borei submarines: Yuri Dolgoruky, Vladimir Monomakh and Alexander Nevsky.
This class of boats can carry 16 Bulava missiles and are armed with 533mm torpedo tubes. Compared to the baseline Borei series, Borei-A subs feature better acoustic stealth, maneuvering and deep-sea running capabilities and an improved armament control system.
Four more Borei-A submarine are being built currently. There are plans to build two more.