K549 Knyaz Vladimir Arrives in Severomorsk for Training

November 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – The latest strategic missile submarine prince Prince Vladimir of the Borey-A project completed the state test cycle at the Northern Fleet’s combat training ground in the White Sea and arrived in Severodvinsk. Within its framework, the crew successfully conducted test torpedo firing at an underwater target in the White Sea. Earlier, the crew of the SSBN “Prince Vladimir” performed the first test launch of the Bulava, an intercontinental ballistic missile from the White Sea, at the Kura test site in Kamchatka, and then test…

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Two Russian Nuclear Subs to Complete Sea Trials This Summer

January 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Tass News Agency reports nuclear submarines, Prince Vladimir (Project 955A, the Borei-A class) and Kazan (Project 885M, the Yasen-M class) will complete the manufacturer’s sea trials in summer, a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday. “At present, the sea trials of the two submarines were suspended due to ice conditions at the Russian Navy’s testing zones in northern seas. The trials will continue and be completed in summer,” the source said. “From the very outset, those trials were scheduled for…

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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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