Today, the main base of the Northern Fleet submarine forces entered the city Gadzhievo missile submarine strategic (SSBN) "Novomoskovsk". Behind there were dozens of miles of transition to its home base of Severodvinsk, where for several years undergoing repairs and modernization of the cruiser on the military shipyard "asterisk".
The pier, which moored "Novomoskovsk" the ceremony of the meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Northern Fleet and its submarine force.
As with the other cruisers Project 667 BDRM, during the renovation and modernization of the "Loc" shipbuilders military shipyard was completed about hundreds of implementations that improve the performance characteristics of the vehicle. Lowered noise submarines, increased its ability to detect enemy submarines, providing significantly improved survivability and nuclear safety. The service life of the vehicle after the repair and modernization extended for another 10 years.
SSBN "Novomoskovsk" was built at the shipyard "Sevmash" in Severodvinsk in June 1987 and adopted in 1990. Ship in 1991, the first in the Russian Navy completed shooting full ammunition from a submerged position. In 1998, "Novomoskovsk" is also the first to hold the launch of an artificial Earth satellite with a ballistic missile from under water.
The boat has completed more than 20 long hikes, held 14 missile firings. During the years of service of the ship was more than 100,000 nautical miles.
Ships of this project have a length 167 meters and a width of 12 meters, displacement — about 12,000 tons. Maximum depth — 400 meters, cruising speed under water — up to 24 knots, the crew — about 140 people. Armed submarine cruisers 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
This is the second ship of the upgraded Project 667 BDRM, returnees shiysya the Northern Fleet in recent years. At the end of last year fighting the Northern Fleet joins SSBN "Verhoturie", as the last repair and modernization of a dockyard "asterisk" in Severodvinsk.