Russia may Build New Cruise Missile-Equipped Nuclear Submarines

Russia may Build New Cruise Missile-Equipped Nuclear Submarines 22 April, 2019

Russian Defence Ministry is planning to build new version of Borei-K nuclear submarines capable of carrying long-range cruise missiles.

State-run TASS news agency reported that “The ministry is looking into the possibility of building two more Borei-class submarines, equipped with long-range cruise missiles instead of ballistic ones. If the decision is made, the submarines will be built under the new Borei-K project and will be scheduled for delivery after 2027.”

The Russian navy has two types of cruise missile submarines in its inventory;- Project 949A Antey and Project 885 Yasen (and its modernized version Project 885M Yasen-M). Six Antey-class submarines and one Yasen-class submarine are currently in service with the Russian Navy. Yasen-M sub is undergoing sea trials while five more are being built.

Russia has three Borei-class submarines - The Yuri Dolgorukiy (the Northern Fleet), The Alexander Nevsky and The Vladimir Monomakh (the Pacific Fleet). Besides, three submarines of the modernized Borei-A class are presently undergoing sea trials. Four more subs belonging to the Borei-A-class are currently under construction.

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