The Severodvinsk nuclear submarine built by Sevmash has joined the Russian Navy, the Defense Ministry press service and information department said.
"The Navy's incorporation of the new nuclear submarine Severodvinsk is a significant step towards strengthening the undersea component of the Navy potential. Rejuvenation of the submarine forces has come to a practical stage," the report seen by Interfax-AVN on Tuesday quoted Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov as saying at the submarine acceptance ceremony.
The Severodvinsk, the lead multirole submarine of the project, will come to the North Fleet submarine fleet base before the end of 2014 and be assigned on mission, he said.
The fourth-generation multirole nuclear submarine of Project Yasen is unique, the report said.
"The Severodvinsk submarine has brand new architecture and armaments; this is the lead submarine of the fourth-generation project. The submarine is equipped with the newest communication and navigation systems and a completely new nuclear power unit and carries powerful armaments, among them supersonic cruise missiles," the report said.
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