Defense Ministry accepts Vladimir Monomakh sub built by Sevmash

Russian Defense Ministry officials and Sevmash shipyard executives signed an act of acceptance of the K-551 Vladimir Monomakh, the third strategic missile submarine of Project 955 Borei, in Severodvinsk on Wednesday, a source in the shipbuilding industry told Interfax-AVN.

Russian Defense Ministry officials and Sevmash shipyard executives signed an act of acceptance of the K-551 Vladimir Monomakh, the third strategic missile submarine of Project 955 Borei, in Severodvinsk on Wednesday, a source in the shipbuilding industry told Interfax-AVN.

"The Vladimir Monomakh acceptance act has just been signed at Sevmash," he said.

The submarine will raise the Russian Naval flag on December 19, a single day for the acceptance of military products. National leaders and military commanders will be watching the ceremony live from the National Defense Center in Moscow.

"There is no doubt we will sign the acceptance act on December 10, in strict compliance with the schedule approved by the Defense Ministry," Sevmash General Director Mikhail Budnichenko said earlier.

The Vladimir Monomakh is the third Project Borei submarine. It was designed by the Rubin Bureau. Sevmash, a business unit of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), started building the sub on March 19, 2006. It was floated out on December 30, 2012.

The Vladimir Monomakh commanded by Capt. 1st Rank Alexander Nadezhdin test-fired a Bulava ICBM from the White Sea on September 10.

At present, Sevmash is building the nuclear-powered submarines the Kazan and the Krasnoyarsk of Project Yasen-M and the submarines the Knyaz Vladimir and the Knyaz Oleg of Project Borei-A. The construction of the Knyaz Suvorov submarine of Project Borei-A will begin on December 26.

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