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Putin to Lay Down Russia’s Fourth Borei Class Sub

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Yury Dolgoruky submarineAlexander Nevsky submarine
15:44 29/07/2012
MOSCOW, July 29 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Bulava, Knyaz Vladimir submarine, Vladimir Monomakh submarine, Yury Dolgoruky submarine, Alexander Nevsky submarine, Sevmash, Vladimir Putin, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk

President Vladimir Putin will visit the Arkhangelsk Region in north Russia on Monday to attend the ceremony of laying down Russia’s fourth Borei class (Project 955A) ballistic missile submarine, the Kremlin press office reported on Sunday.

The ceremony for laying down the Borei-class boat, named Knyaz Vladimir, will be held at Sevmash, the largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia and the country's sole nuclear submarine builder located in the port city of Severodvinsk on the White Sea.

The Borei class is set to become the mainstay of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent fleet, replacing the ageing Project 941 (NATO Typhoon class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.

Three other Borei class boats are at various stages of development at the Sevmash shipyard on the Kola Peninsula. Yury Dolgoruky is currently undergoing sea trials, whilst Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh are under construction.

The Borei class will be armed with the Bulava ballistic missile, which is also in the final stage of development and due to enter service on Yury Dolgoruky later this year.

 

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