Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Russia commissions first Borey class SSBN submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky

The Yury Dolgoruky, Russia's first Borey class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, has officially been commissioned into service. The second Borey class submarine, the Alexander Nevsky, is currently undergoing trials and is expected to join the Russian Navy in 2014. A third submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, is also scheduled to be launched.

Each Borey class:
  • is 170 meters long, 
  • has a hull diameter of 13.5 m, 
  • an average draught of 10 m,
  • comes with a crew of 107, including 55 officers, 
  • can dive up to maximum depth of 450 m,
  • has a submerged speed of about 29 knots,
  • a surfaced speed of 15 knots,
  • has a surfaced displacement of 14700 tonnes,
  • a submerged displacement of 24000 tonnes,
  • will carry up to 16 Bulava ballistic missiles (SLBM) with multiple warheads. 
The Borey class will replace the Project 941 / Typhoon class and Project 667 / Delta class submarines. A total of 8 Borey class submarines are to be acquired by 2020.


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