The Russian Navy is likely to receive a second Borey-class nuclear-powered submarine, the Alexander Nevsky, around the end of November or early December this year.
“The Alexander Nevsky has completed state trials. It is currently undergoing some finishing works following recommendations by a state inspection commission,” the company said in a statement.
“The signing of the acceptance act could take place sometime at the end of November or early December, followed by deployment at its home base,” the statement said.
The state sea trials of the Alexander Nevsky were suspended in September following an unsuccessful launch of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile from the submarine.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered to hold five additional launches of the troubled SLBM at the time.
However, the trials of the submarine were resumed in October, and the vessel is expected to be put into service with the Russian Navy even without additional Bulava testing.
The first Borey-class submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, was commissioned into the Northern Fleet in January.
The Borei class is set to become the mainstay of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent fleet, replacing the aging Project 941 (NATO Typhoon class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats. A total of eight Borey-class submarines are to be built for the Russian Navy by 2020.
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