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Russian Shipyard Floats Out First Serial Borei-A-Class Nuclear-Powered Submarine

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Russian Shipyard Floats Out First Serial Borei-A-Class Nuclear-Powered Submarine

Workers at the launching ceremony of the nuclear powered missile underwater cruiser Knyaz Vladimir of Project 955A at the Sevmash military shipyard.

The first serial Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine Knyaz Oleg was floated out on Thursday, the Sevmash shipbuilding plant’s press service said.

The official ceremony to float out the Knyaz Oleg strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine of the Borei-A class took place at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on 16 July.

The ceremony was attended by officials from the Defense Ministry, the Russian Navy, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Sevmash and other agencies.

The lead submarine of Project 955A, the Knyaz Vladimir, has already entered service with the Russian Navy. It arrived to Gadzhiyevo, the main base of the Northern Fleet’s submarine forces, on July 3.

Project 955A strategic missile-carrying underwater cruisers represent the fourth generation of nuclear-powered subs built for the Russian Navy. According to Russia’s Defence Ministry, Borei-A-class submarines are quieter and feature improved manoeuvring, depth and armament control systems. LINK

The Borei Class submarines have lower displacement levels than the Typhoon Class, which can carry a similar number of missiles. Yury Dolgoruky could carry 16 missiles, while the improved versions of the Borei Class submarines may carry up to 20.

All Borei-class submarines can carry 16 Bulava ballistic missiles. They are also furnished with 533mm torpedo tubes. The SS-N-32 “Bulava” is an intercontinental-range, submarine-launched, solid propellant ballistic missile. Along with the SS-25 and the SS-27, both land-based ICBMs, the Bulava missiles are a core component of Russia’s strategic nuclear force. Development of the program began in the 1990’s with official production commencing around 2007-2008. LINK

The submarine also carries six of the SS-N-15 missiles. Each SS-N-15 is a 533mm calibre anti-ship missile that has a range of 45km and is capable of being fitted with a 20kt warhead or a type 40 torpedo. LINK


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  1. Kamīrusan says:

    So unfortunate Covid-19 had to come at such a critical time , when the Russian navy was about to lay down so many new ships

  2. Lone Ranger says:

    Sweet, the upgraded Borei class.
    I like it.
    Good job Comrades.
    May she have a long service life and serve Russia well.

    1. Justin says:

      i wish it well too against China. :)
      This sub could single handedly destroy china! :)

      1. JIMI JAMES says:

        Such grotesque foolishness and utter immaturity,is another specific reason usa is cursed to doomsday,with or without hot war (period)Toughen the fk up insolence or get a life!

        1. Justin says:

          Russia is going to be official allies with the USA very very soon! 12 months or earlier!
          The war against China will prove this!
          What is funny about this is that i know this and u dont!
          Russia makes amazing subs! The best of the best!
          i admit this!
          i am not American either!
          I think Russia probably makes the best SAM’s too but to be honest, there isnt enough of them yet!

          You’ll see, i know u think im crazy but im not!
          Russia is a good nation and is going to be very good friends with the USA!
          Trump and Putin are allies! its not official but they are!
          You’ll see! it wont take long for this SHOCKING revelation to take place. Much sooner than u think!
          Russia, India and the USA are going to attack China! (along with many other nations).

          Youre not doing the math, your not taking in the recent Russian embassy and Putin agreements with India and Mongolia! You dont understand the messages on Vladivostok between the Russian embassies in India and China and Chinese diplomats!

          But u will understand soon!

          Soon, u and i will be seeing eye to eye on a lot of things!
          you’ll see!

  3. Blas de Lezo says:

    What good is any Russian military hardware.? They’re are so afraid to go against the welfare funded banana republic of Israel in Syria, they will never go against the US or NATO.

    1. occupybacon says:

      It’s meant for their own ppl first

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        As a protection.

        1. occupybacon says:

          Yes, for Putin to protect himself of them.

          1. Lone Ranger says:

            And Mother Russia and every Russian with every asset.
            So true.

          2. occupybacon says:

            ‘So true’ is what you said or what I said?

          3. Lone Ranger says:

            Both true :)

          4. occupybacon says:

            Fair enough :)

      2. AM Hants says:

        Deterrent, supplied by the people of Russia. Are you saying they should be working on export models?

        1. occupybacon says:

          Tell me about the 800 BC

          1. AM Hants says:

            Like I said, when quoting a chronological timeline site, not for me to change the info they provide.

          2. occupybacon says:

            So it’s never your fault. You’re a lil parrot that repeats everything. Since you were asking me to support my comments with academic prove, may I ask you the same thing about your 800 BC?

          3. AM Hants says:

            Never my fault? Well yes, if I was the owner of the ‘chronological history of Russia’ site, but, I am not.

            If I was writing an Academic paper, based on the Chronological History of Russia, then my research would have come from a variety of sources, to make sure there was no confusion between AD and BC. At the end of the day, the comment I was replying to, made little difference as Kievan Russ was part of Russia long before it was part of Ukraine, was it not?

          4. occupybacon says:

            So you thought the viking invasions were before Herodot and they converted to Christianism way before Jesus Cheist.

            Regarding the name, Kievan Rus chased to exist once the Mongols destroyed the kingdom, around 1223 and Kiev was part of the Golden Horde kingdom while cnezate of Muscovy a vassal of them (tatars). The name Russ chased as it was referring to a dinasty. In 1549 Muscovy and cossaks who owned Kiev formed alliance and they gave the new entity the name Russia to remind of the good ol times.

            So it’s a matter of names, if it was that simple all the countries would change their names and claim teritories from older maps.

          5. AM Hants says:

            862 AD, where was Kievan Rus and where was Ukraine?

            1654 AD, didn’t the Tsars gift Kiev to Ukraine?

            Ukraine means borderlands, does it not?

          6. occupybacon says:

            Asking the same questions like Is it not? Were’t they? In each of your comment makes you a parrot, did you know that?

          7. AM Hants says:


          8. Bruno Giordano says:

            Why don’t you give a link to that “chronological history of Russia site?

            Kievan Rus was not part of Russia. Kievan Rus was very roughly a predecessor of Russia, with capitol Kiev. Russia as we know it now did not exist.

          9. AM Hants says:

            Because funnily enough Google had a clean out and a site I easily found and used to link, years ago has become illusive. Otherwise happily would.

            Guess you have some obsessive, compulsive, disorder issues, to be so focused on BC and AD.

          10. Bruno Giordano says:

            Big Bad Google… So you had to rely on your own memory, which – we know that from other cases – is not very accurate. BC, AD, AC/DC, ABBA, what was it…damn…

          11. AM Hants says:


          12. AM Hants says:

            Russian Federation has only been around since 1991 AD has it not
            So yes, agree where you say Russia 862 AD or BC was not as we know it. Ukraine, was not even a grain of soil, back then, now was it?

          13. Bruno Giordano says:

            Did I say, or mean to say, Russian Federation? No, I did not. In year 862 Russia did not exist. Ukraine did not exist. Many states did not exist. Your statement that “Ukraine was not even a grain of soil” makes no sense. Why do you say it?

          14. AM Hants says:

            Your words ‘Russia as we know it now did not exist’.

            We are now in 2020 and yes, the Russian Federation did not exist, back in 862 AD.

          15. Bruno Giordano says:

            Ah, childish semantics. ‘Now’ after studying history books. But you are right the word ‘now’ is redundant and confusing, especially for people who don’t know how to interpret timelines. In 862 AD the Russian Federation did not exist, Russia did not exist, Ukraine did not exist. Why did you say “Ukraine was not even a grain of soil”?

          16. AM Hants says:

            Zzzzzzzzzzzz zzz.

    2. FlorianGeyer says:

      KneeJerk reactions favoured by the US are only for JerkOffs.

      Russia and China prefer to use the weight of US stupidity to defeat the US, and by extension the Zionist Squatters in Palestine.

    3. AM Hants says:

      Zzzzzzzzzzzz. At least their weapons and systems are in full working order.

      They have been rolling out the Borei ballistic submarines, together with precision/attack and diesel electric. US, UK and French ballistics are coming to the end of their missile shelf lives, with replacements not due till 2029. After delays, more like 2039. By which time Russia will have her next generation of ballistics, rolling off the conveyor belts.

    4. Swift Laggard II says:

      the idiots who downvoted you hate the truth. their mantra is russi good everyone else bad

      1. JIMI JAMES says:

        On the contary downvotes to inherit insolence,like when iq can’t surpass ignorance:

    5. JIMI JAMES says:

      Yous will never know,irrespective of diplomacy,therefore,I wouldn’t push your luck with insolence:

    6. AM Hants says:

      So you would prefer a thermo-nuclear WWIII, rather than respecting the wonders of patience and diplomacy?

      1. cechas vodobenikov says:

        if u want peace prepare for war

        1. AM Hants says:

          Russia is prepared for war. As the numerous nuclear exercises show, using millions of her citizens. However, they are also very patient and in no rush to force the position. You cannot say the same for Western Leaders.

    7. cechas vodobenikov says:

      go play in your sandbox with the children—

  4. AM Hants says:

    Have a mega soft spot for Russian submarines, all classes.

    1. Harry Smith says:

      You have to visit Saint Petersburg at Russian navy day. Usually a strategic sub participate in the naval parade. :)

      1. AM Hants says:

        Definitely one for my bucket list. Just for the atmosphere, the rest is a bonus.

  5. Tommy Jensen says:

    We have also floating out our serial nuclear subs when Russia was doing one.
    Our subs can carry the double of the Russian one, up to 32 pcs Minuteman ballistic missiles and they are also furnished with torpedo tubes but 1277mm the American way………BIG.

    1. Harry Smith says:

      One of the U.S. Navy’s latest fast attack submarines, the USS Colorado, recently returned from its maiden deployment. Homecoming photos show that large sections of the stealth coating have come off.

      This issue is not new. Last September a whistleblower accused a U.S. shipbuilder of falsifying quality tests on the stealth coating. Whether or not quality control is an issue, the coatings are evidently still falling off


    2. Gary Sellars says:

      Ohio class carry 24x Tridents, not 32x Minutemen (which are land-based ICBMs).

      Idiots like you trip up on even such basic facts :-)

    3. Jim Bim says:

      BIG in talk/brag….small in walk.

    4. JIMI JAMES says:

      Your torpedos and missiles,about 1.5 gen behind,no brainer cia/jew/bildeberg stand no chance!
      Keep talking the crap,exposes the manifests in the lie as it spreads like the fail disease in debts:

    5. AM Hants says:

      Your new ballistics are not due until 2029, when the first one is due out. Meaning a decade later. The old US ballistics are coming to the end of their shelf life and vibrate a lot. Not a good sign, where a deterrent is concerned. US attack submarines are slowly being replaced, but, how many submarines are waiting for naval, intensive health care?

      How many classes of Russian submarines are in active service? Including new attack/precision missiles, new ballistics and new new electro-diesel Plus, the specials that can easily take ground samples from the Arctic bed and drop a Russian flag off?

      1. Tommy Jensen says:

        I remember when the hypersonics was still not revealed to the public, and the West were still in superior and “behave” mode toward Russia, Putin said once in a speech, that US certainly was THE superpower and Russia would certainly be lacking exchange of new technology by the sanctions the West imposed on Russia.
        Only later I/we should realize Putin was very ironic at the moment………..LOL.

    6. cechas vodobenikov says:

      I enjoy your insecurity and stupidity—while u impoverish yourselves by spending 10 times on your military than we do—you have 2 million families in extreme poverty–Russia none, the greatest per capita incarcerated population, most violent crime per capita, most obese, most rapes per capita most mentally ill, etc—and u wonder why the self uglified Americans r despised everywhere

      1. Tommy Jensen says:

        On the contrary. All the places we are in the world, people say, “Gringo go home, and take me with you”…………………..LOL………..thats so funny man.

  6. JIMI JAMES says:

    We should get submarines from these blokes,tell cia/jew/bildebergs ‘fk0ff,National security are no scam!

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