The new project of a multi-purpose nuclear submarine of smaller displacement
"So far it is only in our plans, but we precisely know, that such submarine is needed. It should be the submarine of smaller displacement in comparison with the existing today. It will be an underwater hunter", which will focus first of all on anti-submarine tasks." - V.Masorin said. According to the Admiral the submarine Navy has “three basic directions - strategic, rocket and subs of smaller displacement, with the primary goal of anti sub actions, which is protection against strike forces”. “So far the design bureau did not deal with such projects, but this class of a submarine is sure to be commissioned with the Navy”, - the Commander stated. As he emphasized "we have similar subs, but they will leave, and instead of them it is necessary to build new". We have time – about 10 years”, - he added. These statements were made in the context of answering the questions regarding the expected commission of the project 855 Yasen sub named Severodvinsk (expected next year).
"In 2008 there will be the start of the commissioning of the nuclear submarines of the fourth generation. Then will go further. I would not be like to stick to specific dates. We have terms, all is certain. The industry promises all to finish in target dates", - Mr. Masorin made it clear that he does not expect technological or financial problems. Answering the question about the reasons for the long (10 years) construction of a boat, he said: "Because the sub is very complicated, there are too much new systems, weapons. The more new in a sub, the more difficult it is to build ". The Commander emphasized that "Severodvinsk" is much more complicated that than another submarine under construction on "Sevmash", strategic carrier "Yuri Dolgoruky". "Severodvinsk has both, more diverse arms and more diverse tactics".
"Severodvinsk" (the project 855 "Yasen" (ash tree), NATO reporting name GRANAY): Displacement - 8600/13800 tons. Dimensions - 119õ13,5õ9,4m. Max depth - 600ì. Speed of - 16/31 knots. Crew – 90 persons (32 officers).
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