Russia Completes Its Nuclear Submarine Fleet

Russia Completes Its Nuclear Submarine Fleet 28 December, 2016

Russia laid the keel of country’s eighth and final nuclear-powered Borei-class submarine, named Kniaz Pozharsky on 23 December during a ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. Designed by Rubin Marine Equipment Design Bureau, the first Borei-class (Project 955) submarine Yuri Dolgorukiy entered service in 2013. Since then, Russian Navy received three submarines of the same class in total, and another four modernized submarines were built at the Sevmash shipyard. 
Project 955 submarines have a length of nearly 170 meters, a width of 13.5 meters and a displacement of 24 thousand tons. It can carry 16-20 Bulava-30 intercontinental ballistic missiles, which has a maximum operation range of 8 thousand km. The Borei-class submarine also has eight 533-mm forward torpedo tubes, nearly 40 torpedoes, missile-torpedoes and torpedo mines.

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