India About to Lease a Project 971 to Replace INS Chakra

December 5, 2018 (TASS) – New Delhi is about to make a deal with Moscow to lease another Project-971 nuclear submarine, which is supposed to replace the Chakra submarine (formerly the K-152 Nerpa), since its lease term will expire in the coming years, the India Today newspaper wrote. According to the newspaper, an Indian naval delegation has recently made a visit to Russia, where its members “inspected two Akula-1 class submarines, the Bratsk and the Samara, laid up for a deep refit at the Zvezdochka Shipyard in the Arctic port…

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First Project Borey-A SSBN float up at Severodvinsk November 17

The ceremony to floated out the head strategic missile underwater cruiser Knyaz Vladimir will take place at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodivnsk, on November 17. After that, the missile carrier Knyaz Vladimir will undergo all factory and state tests. The missile underwater strategic cruiser Knyaz Vladimir represents the fourth generation of nuclear submarines. The Borey-A-class missile carries have advanced specifications comparing to the predecessors, the Borey-class submarines. As the Navy’s CINC Admiral Vladimir Korolev pointed out, this would be a vital practical step in equipping the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces…

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INS Sindhuraj Arrives Severodvinsk for Overhaul

Google Translation The diesel-electric submarine Sindhuraj (project 877 ЭКМ) was delivered to the water area of ​​JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) aboard the Rolldock Storm dock of the Dutch company Rolldock. Transportation of the submarine began on August 4, 2017. The route ran around the southern tip of Africa, across the Atlantic, North, Barents and White Seas. On the afternoon of September 14, the ship-dock entered the port of Severodvinsk. In the next few days the transport dock will be unloaded. Upon completion of the…

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