Russia’s newest sub to be commissioned in 2009
The newest multi-purpose nuclear submarine «Severodvinsk» will be commissioned with the Navy in 2009, according to the head of the department for procurement, orders and deliveries of the ships, naval arms and military technic of Ministry of Defense Vice-Admiral Anatoly Shlemov. He also pointed out that unlike with "Yuri Dolgoruky" the arms for "Severodvinsk" are ready. «We have already tested these weapons and continue the tests. It is not yet commissioned, but will be together with the sub. As of today some samples have already passed the state tests, others are in the process. First of all, it is new cruise missiles», - Vice-Admiral said.
According to the will informed sources from the point of view of technical perfection 855 project Yasen is more advanced that the new (same) generation project 955 Borei. The latter is “burdened” with the function of the strategic deterrence, whereas the former is born a submarine killer. Shlemov emphasized that multi-purpose really means that the sub can fulfill any mission the CinC may order to the Navy.
Official characteristics of the Yasen project (NATO’s reporting name GRANAY) are: displacement - 9.500 / 11.800 tons, length – 120m, beam – 15m, draught – 10m, submarine speed – 31 knots, crew- 85, endurance – 100 days, depth.
News source: Shipbuilding.ru
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