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Russian Navy to receive 1st Graney class attack sub by end of 2012

Severodvinsk submarine
07:55 03/12/2011
MOSCOW, December 3 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: submarines, Severodvinsk submarine, Sevmash, Andrei Dyachkov, Russia

The delivery of the first Graney class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine to the Russian Navy has been postponed until the end of 2012 due to additional tests of its weapons systems, the Sevmash shipyard said.

Construction of the Severodvinsk submarine began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks. It was floated out in June last year and has undergone two sets of sea trials.

“The delivery of the [Severodvinsk submarine] to the Defense Ministry has been postponed until next year,” Sevmash General Director Andrei Dyachkov said on Friday in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

Dyachkov said the testing of the submarine’s weaponry required at least six months of additional sea trials in 2012.

“The submarine itself showed a good performance [during previous trials],” the official said. “It will be commissioned by the end of 2012.”

Graney class nuclear submarines are designed to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km), with conventional or nuclear warheads, and effectively engage submarines, surface warships and land-based targets.

The submarine's armament includes 24 cruise missiles and eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles.

Meanwhile, the construction of the second Graney class submarine, the Kazan, at the Sevmash is going according to schedule.

The Kazan will feature more advanced equipment and weaponry than the Severodvinsk, and can be considered as a prototype of modernized Graney-M class submarines.

Dyachkov said on Friday that Sevmash would start building a series of five advanced Graney-M class attack submarines in 2012 under a recent contract between the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defense Ministry.

 

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  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.com18 years in the making - a lot of effort
    19:27, 03/12/2011
    Construction of the Severodvinsk submarine began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks. It was floated out in June last year and has undergone two sets of sea trials.

    When I first saw this article, I was thinking just another new weapon for the Russian military that had begun construction last year and was now finished.

    However this Russian nuclear submarine required 18 years of development, construction and testing during one of the most unsettled times in Russian history.

    Its final completion is really a testament to the perseverance of all involved.

    I am sure that everyone at the Sevmash shipyard was very happy to see the new Severodvinsk submarine floated out last week.

    Once the design has been sea trailed and any problems worked out, I cannot urge the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defence Ministry to consider possible sales to the Canadian military.

    Last year in 2010 the Canadian military purchased 4 old diesel submarines from Britain at a fire sale price. Unfortunately these submarines were not sea worthy and have caused severe embarrassment for the Canadian government and Canadian Navy.

    So I would be very indebted if the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Russian Defence Ministry could help Canada out with some modern nuclear submarines that actually work and that can go underwater.

    The Canadian Prime Minister is Stephen Harper and he is really interested in upgrading Canada's military equipment. He is Canada's first Prime Minister who really likes getting involved in military engagements. So he is definitely a good person to talk too.

    I wish Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defence Ministry good luck on their next Graney-M class attack submarine the "Kazan".

    This one should be built much more quickly now that Russian's financial situation is better and the political situation is more stable. The Graney-M class attack submarine design has now been perfected, the interior equipment worked out, and weapon systems almost ready to go.

    The order of 5 new Graney-M class attack submarines in 2012 are ideally timed and if all goes will be completed by 2020 or shortly there afterwards.

    Russia will need strong defensive capabilities in place for the period 2020 to 2030 and by the sounds of it everything is being done to accomplish this objective.

    2020 to 2030 will be one of the most stressful periods of our current civilization as oil reserves around the world begin to run dry, ending the our current oil based civilization. Recommendations have been made to get us through this period unscathed, never-the-less, people / governments are very resistant to change and their will be economic panic as nations try to secure the last of the oil reserves on the planet. Since Russia now has the largest remaining oil and natural gas reserves on the planet, they will be a target for military attack, invasion and occupation, if a strong Russian military deterrent is not in place.

    Congratulations again on the almost completion of the Graney-M class attack Severodvinsk submarine at the Sevmesh shipyard. 18 years of development and construction is a long time to wait for a new submarine. A man's working life. So it is a very big deal and a genuine cause to celebrate!

    May these 7 new (and planned) Graney-M class nuclear submarines patrol Russian waters keeping aggressive nations at bay, while at the same time protecting Russian citizens and Russian natural energy resources.

    The United States and Canada squandered their oil reserves not realizing how important they were to their country's viability. I hope that Russia will not make the same mistake. Because once your oil reserves are gone, you cannot get them back. And oil reserves = agriculture, food, healthy growing populations, transportation, and secondary oil products like fertilizer to grow food and plastics for everyday household items.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada
  • arnoldvinette@yahoo.comDate correction - 18 years in the making - a lot of effort
    19:38, 03/12/2011
    Construction of the Severodvinsk submarine began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks. It was floated out in June last year and has undergone two sets of sea trials.

    When I first saw this article, I was thinking just another new weapon for the Russian military that had begun construction last year and was now finished.

    However this Russian nuclear submarine required 18 years of development, construction and testing during one of the most unsettled times in Russian history.

    Its final completion is really a testament to the perseverance of all involved.

    I am sure that everyone at the Sevmash shipyard was very happy to see the new Severodvinsk submarine floated out last June 2010.

    Once the design has been sea trailed and any problems worked out, I cannot urge the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defence Ministry to consider possible sales to the Canadian military.

    Last year in 2010 the Canadian military purchased 4 old diesel submarines from Britain at a fire sale price. Unfortunately these submarines were not sea worthy and have caused severe embarrassment for the Canadian government and Canadian Navy. (They are still trying to get them sea worthy and it has been a complete waste of time and money.)

    So I would be very indebted if the Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Russian Defence Ministry could help Canada out with some modern nuclear submarines that actually work and that can go underwater. I would prefer if these new Canadian nuclear submarines were delivered without weapons, because I would hate to see someone get hurt by accident. Canada really just needs some modern nuclear submarines that can float upright and that can go underwater (for effect). :))

    The Canadian Prime Minister is Stephen Harper and he is really interested in upgrading Canada's military equipment. He is Canada's first Prime Minister who really likes getting involved in military engagements. So he is definitely a good person to talk too.

    I wish Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Defence Ministry good luck on their next Graney-M class attack submarine the "Kazan".

    This one should be built much more quickly now that Russian's financial situation is better and the political situation is more stable. The Graney-M class attack submarine design has now been perfected, the interior equipment worked out, and weapon systems almost ready to go.

    The order of 5 new Graney-M class attack submarines in 2012 are ideally timed and if all goes will be completed by 2020 or shortly there afterwards.

    Russia will need strong defensive capabilities in place for the period 2020 to 2030 and by the sounds of it everything is being done to accomplish this objective.

    2020 to 2030 will be one of the most stressful periods of our current civilization as oil reserves around the world begin to run dry, ending the our current oil based civilization. Recommendations have been made to get us through this period unscathed, never-the-less, people / governments are very resistant to change and their will be economic panic as nations try to secure the last of the oil reserves on the planet. Since Russia now has the largest remaining oil and natural gas reserves on the planet, they will be a target for military attack, invasion and occupation, if a strong Russian military deterrent is not in place.

    Congratulations again on the almost completion of the Graney-M class attack Severodvinsk submarine at the Sevmesh shipyard. 18 years of development and construction is a long time to wait for a new submarine. A man's working life. So it is a very big deal and a genuine cause to celebrate!

    May these 7 new (and planned) Graney-M class nuclear submarines patrol Russian waters keeping aggressive nations at bay, while at the same time protecting Russian citizens and Russian natural energy resources.

    The United States and Canada squandered their oil reserves not realizing how important they were to their country's viability. I hope that Russia will not make the same mistake. Because once your oil reserves are gone, you cannot get them back. And oil reserves = agriculture, food, healthy growing populations, transportation, and secondary oil products like fertilizer to grow food and plastics for everyday household items.

    Arnold Vinette
    Ottawa, Canada


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