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Sevmash to lay down eighth Project 955 SSBN, fifth Project 885M attack submarine in 2016
 
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard is to lay down the eighth Project 955 Borei (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy) nuclear ballistic missile submarine and fifth Project 885M Yasen-M (Severodvinsk) nuclear attack submarine in 2016, Sevmash Director General Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS on Monday.
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard is to lay down the eighth Project 955 Borei (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy) nuclear ballistic missile submarine and fifth Project 885M Yasen-M (Severodvinsk) nuclear attack submarine in 2016, Sevmash Director General Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS on Monday.
 
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Sevmash to lay down eighth Project 955 SSBN, fifth Project 885M attack submarine in 2016
 
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard is to lay down the eighth Project 955 Borei (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy) nuclear ballistic missile submarine and fifth Project 885M Yasen-M (Severodvinsk) nuclear attack submarine in 2016, Sevmash Director General Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS on Monday.
     
Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard is to lay down the eighth Project 955 Borei (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy) nuclear ballistic missile submarine and fifth Project 885M Yasen-M (Severodvinsk) nuclear attack submarine in 2016, Sevmash Director General Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS on Monday.
Russia’s first Borey class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky
(Picutre: Sevmash Shipyard)
     
"Plans provide for laying down two nuclear-powered submarines - one Yasen-class and the other Borei-class - in 2016. As for their names, Russian Navy commander names ships in an order. No document like that has been received by the shipyard yet," he said without offering the dates of laying down the submarines.

The seventh Project 955 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) will be called Emperor Alexander III, Budnichenko confirmed. Earlier, a source in the Russian Naval Staff had mentioned the name.
"The ship has been named Emperor Alexander III by order of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Viktor Chirkov," he said.

Sevmash’s director general did not give the firm date when the SSBN would be laid down, but said that it would be on the eve of the day the shipyard was established on - December 21.

The Project 955 SSBNs are fourth-generation nuclear-powered submarines designed to destroy strategic targets and accomplish tactical missions, e.g. to sink surface combatants and submarines. They embody the latest shipborne radio electronics advances and solutions improving the hull’s hydrodynamics and slashing the acoustic signature. Their main armament is the advanced R-30 Bulava missile system with a range exceeding 8,000 km and a multiple individually targeted re-entry vehicle warhead. The Project 955 submarines carry 16 solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missiles. They also are equipped with an emergency rescue chamber designed to accommodate the whole crew. A submarine in the class has a length of 170 m, a beam of 13.5 m, an operating depth of 450 m and a crew of 107.
     
     
The fourth-generation Project 885 and 885M nuclear-powered attack submarines armed with torpedoes and missiles are designed for destroying surface ships, submarines and land targets. A submarine in the class has a total displacement of 13,800 tons, dives to 600 m and moves under water at a speed of 30 knots. Its outer hull covers only the bow of the pressure hull to reduce the acoustic signature. The torpedo tubes are installed aft of the central control compartment, rather than in the bow for the first time in the history of Russia’s shipbuilding. The submarines of the class carry Oniks (SS-N-26 Strobile) and Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles and a formidable torpedo/missile system.

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