Russian Nuclear Borey-class Submarine Almost Ready
A second Borey-class nuclear-powered submarine, the 'Alexander Nevsky', will most likely be delivered to the Russian Navy around the end of November or early December this year, reports Ria Novosti, citing Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation.
The state sea trials of the Alexander Nevsky were suspended in September, 2013, following an unsuccessful launch of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile from the submarine. However, the trials of the submarine were resumed in October, and the vessel is expected to be put into service with the Navy even without additional Bulava testing.
The Borey class is set to become the mainstay of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent fleet, replacing the aging Project 941 (NATO Typhoon class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.
A total of eight Borey-class submarines are to be built for the Russian Navy by 2020.
Source: Ria Novosti