Delivery of Project 885M Kazan to Russian Navy Delayed to 2021

May 17, 2019 (TASS) – The Project 885M Yasen-M-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Kazan won’t be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2019 due to the need to finalize some auxiliary systems that fail to meet the Defense Ministry’s requirements, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Friday. “Following the results of dockside trials, and also the winter stage of shipbuilders’ trials [which ended in January], it has been established that some of the ship’s auxiliary sub-assemblies and mechanisms do not meet the requirements of the specifications set by…

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Russian Poseidon underwater drone capable of carrying 2 megatonne nuclear warhead

May 17, 2018 (TASS) – Russia’s Poseidon underwater drone currently under development will be able to carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy naval bases, a source in the Russian defense sector told TASS on Thursday. “It will be possible to mount various nuclear charges on the ‘torpedo’ of the Poseidon multipurpose seaborne system, with the thermonuclear single warhead similar to the Avangard charge to have the maximum capacity of up to 2 megatonnes in TNT equivalent,” the source said. With its…

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SSBN Knyaz Vladimir floated out in Severodvinsk

The solemn ceremony took place at the plant. It was attended by Navy’s Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Command of the Belomorsk Naval Base, governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov, Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko, representatives of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk authorities, and others. In course of the ceremony, the submarine was consecrated by a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church. As Navy’s CINC Admiral Vladimir Korolev addressed the audience, he pointed out that the ceremony was a great result of high-professional work by the Semash Shipyard, where its employees were creating a…

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