Russia’s new Borey-class strategic nuclear submarine to complete the first round of sea trials (Figure)
return to sea trial “north wind” class strategic nuclear submarine “尤里多尔戈鲁基” number, which is behind the Typhoon-class strategic nuclear submarines
according to RIA Novosti July 10, 2009 reported on July 10, according to Severodvinsk shipyard said Jeff Marsh, the Russian “North Wind”-class strategic nuclear submarine “尤里多尔戈鲁base “was the first round of sea trials have been completed, are returning to a shipyard in northern Russia. The sea trial began on June 24 for the White Sea.
Jeff Marsh, general manager of the shipyard 尼古拉卡里斯卡 Akhmetov said, “尤里多尔戈鲁基” was needed in the end of this year some sea trials to test equipment performance.
“尤里多尔戈鲁基” submarine 170 meters, the hull diameter of 13 meters, crew 107, including 55 officers, the maximum potential depth 450 meters underwater speed of about 29, can carry 16 missiles and torpedoes, is expected to equip new “Bulava” sea-based ballistic missiles. Submarine construction costs total 23 billion rubles (about $ 713 million), of which 90 billion rubles (about $ 280 million) for research and development.
other two “north wind” class nuclear submarine, “Alexander Secretary Brezhnev base” and “Vladimir Mono Mach” number is Jeff Marsh shipyard, expected 2009 and 2011 years to complete. By 2015 Russia plans to build eight “north wind” class submarines.
According to the Russian Navy official sources, the fourth-generation nuclear submarine “north wind” class will constitute the core of Russia’s strategic submarine force strength deployed in Russia’s Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet. (China Shipping Information Center Lu Qiang)