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SSBN Yury Dolgoruky Ready to Enter Service

SSBN Yury Dolgoruky Ready to Enter Service 01.10.2012
Text: Press service of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation
Photo: Press service of JSC Sevmash
Sevmash shipyard is ready to sign acceptance certificate of Project 955 lead submarine SSBN Yury Dolgoruky.

By Sept 28, experts of JSC Sevmash shipyard had eliminated all defects found by the state ship acceptance commission. That is proved by the examination certificate signed by Chief of Russian Navy Main HQ Admiral Alexander Tatarinov.

Built under Project 955, Yury Dolgoruky is the lead submarine of the new class. Hull length is 170 meters; beam is 13.5 meters; test depth is 450 meters; submerged speed is 29 knots. After SSBN Yury Dolgoruky, three subs of this class were laid down - SSBN Alexander Nevsky, Vladimir Monomakh, and Knyaz Vladimir.

Series of the fourth-generation nuclear submarines armed with Bulava ballistic missiles is to become the core of Russia's maritime nuclear strategic force for the next few decades.

JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation is Russia's largest shipbuilding company. It was established by presidential decree in 2007 with 100% shares in federal ownership. The holding comprises about 60 companies and organizations of shipbuilding industry (largest shipyards and ship-repair plants, leading design bureaus). Presently, the corporation consolidates about 70% of national shipbuilding industry. Although the company is oriented on Russian market, it exports production to 20 countries.

JSC Sevmash (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is the largest multifield shipbuilding company in Russia. Production program is based on four main directions, i.e. state defense order, international military cooperation, construction of shelf development facilities and civil shipbuilding, and manufacturing products for machine-building and oil-and-gas industries.

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