Login

 

Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Search
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
 
Tell a friend Print version

Sevmash launched new unique submarine

Sevmash launched new unique submarine 18.12.2007 The Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, has completed construction of the B-90 Sarov, a new diesel-fuelled submarine with a nuclear reactor as a supplementary power generator.

The B-90 Sarov, which is part of the project 20 120, left the shipyard on Friday, a press note from the Sevmash company reports.

The vessel is unique with its combination of diesel and reactor engine. The sub is likely to be applied by the Northern Fleet as spy vessel in northern waters.

According to Rosbaltnord.ru the vessel is the first of its kind in Russia and construction has been conducted in strict secrecy.

The crew, 52 officers and midshipmen, have already been trained at the educational centre of Russias Navy. The submarine, project number 20 120, will be testing the usage of a nuclear reactor as a supplementary power generator at a diesel submarine.

The vessel has been designed by the Rubin engineering company in 1989. Construction was started at the Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard in Nizhnii Novgorod, and then later continued at the Sevmash plant

Source: www.barentsobserver.com, photo: sevmash.ru

Back to the list