Russian Navy to be equipped with 14 nuclear submarines

09:48, 25 December 2020
Russian Navy to be equipped with 14 nuclear submarines Photo: MOD Russia/via

Russian Navy fleet will receive 14 nuclear submarines in the coming years, according to Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko.

According to Krivoruchko, the military department's orders made it possible to load the production capacity of the Sevmash plant in full until 2027. The enterprise will supply the fleet with one submarine of the Borei-A and Yasen-M projects a year, Krasnaya Zvezda reports.

Under Russia's naval doctrine, the Borei-A project submarines will form the basis of the country's naval strategic nuclear forces. These are the fourth-generation cruisers. The lead atomic submarine of the upgraded project Prince Vladimir was added to the Russian Navy on June 12 this year.

Project 885M Yasen-M includes multipurpose nuclear submarines - the carriers of cruise missiles Onyx or Caliber and probably Zircon. The lead ship of this project is the Kazan submarine, which is being tested. During the recent test exercise, the nuclear submarine crew hit a land target located more than a thousand kilometers from the launch point with a high-precision cruise missile, Caliber. It successfully fired an anti-ship cruise missile at a sea target. reported earlier that the number of Russian subs in North Atlantics had recently risen dramatically.