The Project 945A B-336 Sierra II class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) Pskov
"The Nerpa Shipyard has conducted work on the nuclear-powered submarine to expand its service life considerably and continue using it in Arctic conditions," the press office said without specifying the number of years the submarine’s service life had been expanded for.
According to the press office, the nuclear-powered submarine Pskov has left the shipyard and headed for its permanent base.
The Project 945A nuclear-powered submarine is designed to conduct operations against submarines and surface ships independently, launch cruise missiles to attack ground targets and provide antisubmarine defense for formations and convoys. The Project 945A submarine has been developed on the basis of the Project 945 Barracuda-class nuclear-powered submarine armed with missiles and torpedoes.
The Project 945A nuclear-powered submarine is the sole submarine in the world with a titanium hull, which reduces its radar signature considerably. The Project 945A nuclear-powered submarine has an underwater displacement of 8,500 tons, a length of 110 meters, a full underwater speed of 35 knots and an operational submersion depth of 500 meters. The Project 945A nuclear-powered submarine is armed with six 533mm torpedo-launching tubes with an ammunition load comprising 40 missiles and torpedoes. The submarine’s crew totals 61.
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