Russia to lay down 8th Borei-class submarine on Dec. 23

The Sevmash shipbuilding company is located in the Arkhangelsk-region city of Severodvinsk, Sevmash's primary focus is in building nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy.

The Sevmash shipbuilding company is located in the Arkhangelsk-region city of Severodvinsk, Sevmash's primary focus is in building nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy.

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The Knyaz Pozharsky submarine will be laid down at the Sevmash shipyard

The eighth Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine will be laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in Russia’s northern town of Severodvinsk on Dec. 23, the submarine will be named Knyaz (Prince) Pozharsky, a source in the defense industry told TASS.

The Knyaz Pozharsky submarine will be the last of the eight Borei-class submarines and the fifth of the advanced Borei-A-class ones.

Three submarines built under this project have already been turned over to the navy. Each submarine carries 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Knyaz Vladimir submarine, laid down in 2012, is being constructed under the advanced project.

In 2014, two submarines, Knyaz Oleg and Generalissimo Suvorov were laid down while in 2015 the construction of the Emperor Alexander III nuclear submarine began.

Source: TASS.com

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