Russian Navy Receives Nuclear-Powered Strategic Missile Submarine

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Russian Navy Receives Nuclear-Powered Strategic Missile Submarine
Borei-A submarine (image via local media)

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. 

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