Russia’s New Nuclear Submarine Completes State Trials
The Vladimir Monomakh submarine has finished a comprehensive program of state trials. This information was presented by the Sevmash shipyard on Tuesday.
“The Vladimir Monomakh strategic nuclear submarine has returned from sea trials after completing a comprehensive program of acoustic tests. The submarine has finished a program of state trials and is now being prepared for the delivery to the Russian Navy,” the press center of the Sevmash shipyard said in a statement.
The Russian Navy already has two Borey-class submarines in service, the Yury Dolgoruky and the Alexander Nevsky. The third submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, will be transferred to the Navy in December 2014.
In January 2013, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu said that under the state armaments program until 2020, the Russian Navy would receive seven Borey-class strategic missile submarines and seven Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear submarines.