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Russian Navy to Recieve New Submarines

02.03.2015 16:15

Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said Monday the missile-carrying nuclear submarines "Vladimir Monomakh" and "Alexander Nevskiy" are to join the Russian Navy in 2015.

"In 2015, two strategic missile-carrying nuclear submarines, the 'Vladimir Monomakh' and 'Alexander Nevskiy,' will join the combat forces of the Russian Navy. Two multirole submarines and five surface warships will join the effective forces," Shoigu said during a conference call at the Defense Ministry.

The nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" had already become fully operational in the combat naval forces. Moreover,  the Russian Navy recieved the nuclear submarine "Severodvinsk" with cruise missiles, the large submarine "Novorossiysk", five surface ships and ten combat boats of different classes. Submarines "Knyaz Vladimir" and "Knyaz Oleg" are now under construction.

"Yury Dolgoruky", "Alexander Nevskiy" and "Vladimir Monomakh" are submarines of Borei project. To sum up, Russian Navy expects eight vessels of the Borei project to go into service by 2020. Each of Borei-class submarines carries 16 Bulava-30 intercontinental ballistic missiles.