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Russia's Pacific Fleet ready to receive Borey class submarines

Borey-class strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky
16:05 19/10/2010

A Pacific Fleet's naval base in Vilyuchinsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula is fully prepared to host Russia's new Borey class strategic nuclear-powered submarines, a Russian military analyst said on Tuesday.

Borey class submarines, with the capacity to carry 12 Bulava ballistic missiles, are expected to constitute the core of Russia's strategic submarine fleet after 2018.

"Prior to the arrival of the Yury Dolgoruky submarine in Vilyuchinsk, all piers and main facilities at the base have been rebuilt, new security and communications systems have been introduced, and the training center has been modernized," said Igor Korotchenko, a member of the Defense Ministry's Public Council.

The Yury Dolgoruky, which has completed sea trials in the White Sea, is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy in the near future, pending the outcome of the Bulava testing.

Three other Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky, the Vladimir Monomakh, and Svyatitel Nikolai (St. Nicholas) are in different stages of completion. Russia is planning to build eight of these subs by 2015.

Strategic submarines of the Pacific Fleet are included into the 16th Squadron, based in Vilyuchinsk.

The squadron includes four Delta III class subs - K-211 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, K-223 Podolsk, K-433 Sv. Georgiy Pobedonosets, and K-44 Ryazan, which was transferred to Vilyuchinsk from the Northern Fleet.

These submarines carry the D-16R missile system with 16 R-29R (SS-N-18) missiles and are being gradually withdrawn from service.

MOSCOW, October 19 (RIA Novosti)

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  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.comBeautiful photo of finished sub
    20:35, 19/10/2010
    We just do not get interesting stories like this in American news. I really like the photo of the finished Russian submarine with both its future crew and the men and women who helped build her.

    Arnold Vinette


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