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Three Nuclear Subs to Join Russian Navy by Yearend

Three Nuclear Subs to Join Russian Navy by Yearend 24.04.2013
Text: RIA Novosty
Photo: Public relations service of Sevmash shipyard
The Russian Navy will take delivery of two Project 955 Borey-class ballistic-missile submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh, and one Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, by the end of the year, a Defense Ministry official said.

Everything is going according to plan and there will be "no delays," said Andrei Vernigora, director of the ministrys state defense contracts department, refuting reports the Alexander Nevsky would only be put into service only in 2014.

Alexander Nevsky is due to be commissioned with the Navy in September, he added. The boat has been undergoing trials at the Sevmash shipyard since 2012. A Bulava ballistic missile will be test-launched from the submarine in the summer, a Navy official told RIA Novosti in late March.

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