Dec. 30 of the Navy Russia went head-nuclear submarine strategic "Yuri Dolgoruky" Project 955 "Borey", said the military-industrial complex.
"The signing of the act was preceded by the successful completion of the final phase of testing of individual systems, including a portion of the channel management teams to bring the missiles. Sea-based strategic missile "Bulava" entered service in the submarine. In the coming year, "Yury Dolgoruky" will be a full-time pilot operation, "- said the agency" Interfax ".
He said the signing of the acceptance certificate was held on Sunday at the enterprise "Sevmash" in the presence of Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov, Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Andrew Dyachkova and CEO Michael Budnichenko enterprise.
Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters earlier that the nuclear submarine "Yury Dolgoruky" will be put into service until the end of the year. "I very much hope that the December 30" under the Christmas tree "- I had already planned a trip to the" Sevmash "- we will take the boat" — Borisov said. He noted that, in accordance with the schedule to eliminate all deficiencies signed acts, including a portion of the channel management teams to bring the missiles.
On the same day, December 30, another submarine project "Borei" submarine "Vladimir Monomakh", was derived from a plant of the stacker "PO" Sevmash "in Severodvinsk. As recalled by the RIA Novosti news agency, laying submarine, "Vladimir Monomakh" was held March 19, 2006. It was timed to the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet.
Class submarine of project 955 "Borey" 4th generation designed to St. Petersburg CDB Marine Engineering "Rubin". In their construction used new achievements in building naval electronic means, reducing noise.
The main armament of the ships — the new missile "Bulava". Each submarine can carry 16 intercontinental ballistic solid-fuel missiles R-30 "Bulava" with a range of more than 10 thousand km, equipped with multiple warheads individual targeting.
The head portion of each missile has six warheads. Submarine rescue chamber equipped with pop-up designed for the entire crew.
"Yury Dolgoruky" was laid on the "Sevmash" in 1996. Then there in 2004 and 2006 were based on two series of ships of the same project, "Alexander Nevsky" and "Vladimir Monomakh". The first of these is subject to factory sea trials, the second is still under construction.
In May of this year, the Ministry of Defense and defense companies have signed three contracts for a modernized strategic missile submarine of the new project — 955A class "Northwind" with power nuclear missiles — each of five such submarines will carry 20 ICBM "Bulava". Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering With "Ruby" signed a contract to design the head of the modernized "Boreas", while wearing the codename "St. Nicholas," now "Sevmash" — its construction, with the United Shipbuilding Corporation — the construction of four series of modernized "Boreas".
Thus, in the framework of the state program adopted before 2020 to be built and to be commissioned eight missile strategic submarine cruisers — three Project 955 (code "Northwind") with 16 ICBM "Bulava" fourth generation, and five project 955A (code "Borey-A" ) with 20 ICBM "Bulava" fifth generation.