Vladimir Monomakh: Russian ballistic missile submarine

Vladimir Monomakh is a Russian ballistic missile submarine of the fourth generation Borei class (Project 955).

Vladimir Monomakh is a Russian ballistic missile submarine of the fourth generation Borei class (Project 955).

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The Borei-class subs are the backbone of Russia’s sea-based nuclear defences.
It entered service on 19 December 2014 and became operational in 2015.
The submarine is named after Vladimir Monomakh (1053–1125), the Grand Duke of Kievan Rus'.
Vladimir Monomakh will be armed with 16 of the newest submarine-launched ballistic missile developed in Russia, the Bulava.
The submarine followed two first vessels of the same project, the lead vessel of the series - Yuriy Dolgorukiy and Alexander Nevsky.
Borei-class are state-of-the-art submarines, featuring characteristics superior to any submarine currently in service worldwide.
A Borei-class sub is 170 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, and can dive up to 450 meters.
The Borei-class subs are replacing outgoing nuclear subs of the previous generation and are set to become the backbone of Russia’s sea-based nuclear defences.
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