Media reports claiming that the Russian Navy is not ready to accept the nuclear submarine Severodvinsk this year are untrue and unprofessional, the press service of the United Shipbuilding Corporation told Interfax-AVN.
"The state testing of the Severodvinsk nuclear-powered submarine will be completed in November-December 2013 in accordance with the State Defense Order for 2013," the USC's press release says.
"A state commission will make a decision on the submarine's technical readiness, its compliance with the tactical-technical assignment, and on its quality, reliability, weapons systems, armaments and technical means after the state testing is over. Then an acceptance act will be signed and the fourth-generation nuclear submarine will be assigned to the Navy, the press release says.
"The lead multirole nuclear submarine Severodvinsk, Project 885 Yasen, is completing state testing in strict accordance with a schedule confirmed by the Defense Ministry and the defense-industry leadership," the USC said.
"The nuclear submarine performed four trial runs, starting navigation on May 30, which is a record for testing in the White Sea. All of the trial runs, envisioned in the plan, were successfully performed, and all tactical-technical characteristics of the weapon systems and military hardware, installed aboard the submarine, including the speed and maneuverability characteristics, and the technical parameters of the main power plant, have been proven," it said.
The Severodvinsk carried out 14 trial runs from 2011-13.
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