The contract, which was signed by the Ministry of Defense and USC, will be built five strategic nuclear submarine project 955A class "Northwind" with power of nuclear missile weapons. They will be able to carry 20 intercontinental ballistic missiles, said a source in the military-industrial commission under the Government of Russia.
"The contract can be signed before the May holidays, — the source of" Interfax ". — However, such a sign would be possible, provided that a military department deployed an opinion on each of the articles of quotations previously expressed by industry, particularly now "Sevmash." He recalled that "the head of the military-industrial complex on April 14 Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, sent an order to the Ministry of Defense such a detailed opinion on all price parameters for strategic submarines of class "Northwind".
According to him, in case of submission of the military department of such a response in the last ten days of April will be a meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the USC chaired by Dmitry Rogozin, which need to be resolved any outstanding issues on a state contract.
"We are talking about a contract for the construction of five strategic submarines 955A class project" Northwind "with power of nuclear missile weapons, at least 50% of the systems and components that are brand new and have no analogues in the domestic shipbuilding industry," — said the source. "The amount of the contract exceeds 100 billion rubles," — he said.
Earlier in the General Staff of the Russian Navy reported that serial underwater missile Project 955A class "Northwind", from the fourth to the ship "St. Nicholas" will not carry through 16, as provided for the first three ships of this project, and to 20 intercontinental ballistic missile "Bulava". As stated previously, only 8 ships will be built for this project.
According to the administration Sevmash work on missile submarine "Saint Nicholas" is already underway, although the official groundbreaking ceremony at the factory ship was not and the money for its construction the company has not been received.
First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Alexander Sukhorukov said that the draft state contract for the construction of "Boreas" "ready, and" this week, possibly today or tomorrow, will be sent to the company for signature. "
The quantity and quality limitations of strategic offensive arms of Russia and the United States in the START-1 and START-3
Currently in service in Russia are strategic missile submarine use (SSBN) and submarines of the "Dolphin". These ships carry 16 missiles "The blue".
According to START-3, Russia and the United States have limited the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles and warheads for them, with no restrictions on the type of deployment. Post to increase the number of missiles on the boats of the "Northwind" means that Russia has decided to make a few more emphasis on marine carriers of strategic nuclear weapons than previously planned.
U.S. strategic Ohio-class submarines carry 24 missiles on "Trident-2".
Recall that only one type of Russian submarines armed with 20 missiles could. So much could carry heavy strategic missile submarine of Project 941 "Akula". Who is on duty boats of this type are not already.