The nuclear submarine strategic missile cruiser Project 955A (code "Borey-A") "Prince Vladimir", which completed state tests, will be handed over to the Russian Navy in about a month and a half. This was announced on Monday by the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov.
All finish is done, tests are finished. I think that another month and a half is needed
- TASS passes his words.
Previously reported that the submarine will be handed over the fleet at the end of December 2019, "under the tree", but later decided to shift the transfer dates to the first half of 2020. The reason for the postponement was the shortcomings identified during the latest tests of the submarine cruiser, which took place in December this year. Corrective action is being taken at Sevmash, where the submarine is now located.
Strategic nuclear project "Prince Vladimir" of the modified 955A Borey-A project was laid down at Sevmash in Severodvinsk on 30 on July 2012 of the year, and the conclusion from the workshop took place on November 17 of 2017 of the year. The Borey-A project is distinguished by less noise, more advanced systems of maneuvering and retention at depth, as well as control weapons.
At present, four more serial ARPXNs of this 955 project are being built at Sevmash: Prince Oleg (officially laid on July 27 2014), Generalissimus Suvorov (laid on December 26 2014 of the year), Emperor Alexander III (laid on December 18 2015) year) and "Prince Pozharsky" (founded December 23 2016 of the year).
Currently, the Navy is serving three nuclear missile submarines of the 955 (Borey) project of the 4 generation — the strategic missile cruisers Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh.