Russian Navy Hopes For Six Submarines in 2020 for First Time in 28 Years

August 23, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three subs to the Russian Navy a year while in 1997-2012, Russia’s subsurface force could get one submarine a year at best or no sub at all. Since 2013, new submarines have been regularly…

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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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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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