SSBN Alexander Nevsky to Pass State Trials in December
Photo: SSBN Alexander Nevsky. Press service of JSC Sevmash
State acceptance trials of Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Alexander Nevsky will be held in Dec 2012, reports RIA Novosti referring to press service of Sevmash shipyard.
According to the shipyard's press service, the submarine recently took the sea for trials. It was initially planned to put the sub into service in 2013. Later on, the then-minister of defense Anatoly Serdiukov said Alexander Nevsky would join Pacific Fleet in 2014.
First Borei-class submarine, SSBN Yury Dolgoruky which delivery was postponed several times, is ready for acceptance, said an insider of Sevmash. However, exact dates of commissioning are not reported.
Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered submarines will be armed with R-30 Bulava ballistic missiles. The missile has successfully passed all trials and will be put into service together with SSBN Yury Dolgoruky.
At present, Sevmash continues trials of SSGN Severodvinsk, lead sub of Yasen class. The submarine recently held first cruise missile firing tests, reports Interfax referring to a source in the shipyard.