Russian Navy to Adopt Knyaz Vladimir in 2017
The fourth missile submarine of the Borey class, the Knyaz Vladimir, will be transferred to the Russian Navy in 2017. This was announced by a source in the Russian defence industry.
In 2015, the ship will be fitted with large equipment, after which all the field joints will be welded. The installation work is likely to be finished by the end of the summer.
It should be noted that the Knyaz Vladimir is the fourth ship of the Borey class and the first submarine being built as part of the upgraded Borey-A project. It was reported that the modernization program had involved a number of aspects, including noise emission, maneuverability and weapons control. The ship was officially laid down on July 30, 2012. The ceremony was attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The Russian Navy has already adopted three submarines of the Borey class, including the Yury Dolgoruky, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh.