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Russia's newest sub 'Yury Dolgoruky' completes sea trials


SSBN Yury Dolgoruky during sea trials.

MOSCOW (BNS): The Project 955, Borey class strategic nuclear powered submarine ‘Yury Dolgoruky’ of Russia has successfully completed its sea trials at White Sea, a media report said.

The Sevmash shipyard has carried out the test for the new submarine before it enters into service with Russian Navy.

According to RIA Novosti, "All the submarine's systems performed well, and the problems revealed during previous tests have been resolved," Sevmash said.

Fourth-generation Borey class nuclear-powered submarine has displacement of 24,000 tons and it is capable to dive down to 450 meters. It is 70 meters (580 feet) long with a hull diameter of 13 meters (42 feet) and can board a crew of 107.

It is also capable to carry up to 16 ballistic missiles and torpedoes.

The delay in the development of troubled Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is also seen as the prime reason behind the delay of the submarine launch.

Sevmash shipyard is constructing three other Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky, the Vladimir Monomakh and Svyatitel Nikolai (St. Nicholas) for Russian Navy.

Russia is also planning to build eight more submarines from Borey class nuclear submarines by 2015.

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