This year, the multipurpose nuclear submarine "Severodvinsk" will be the Navy. This will happen after the production of the necessary homing torpedoes, ITAR-TASS reported, citing a source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.
— The sub is made with high quality and have long passed the factory sea trials here, "Sevmash" worked as it should. The case of the production of required torpedoes as soon as they are created and successfully pass the test, "Severodvinsk" will be put into service. The task is to transfer the Navy submarine this year — said the source.
Recall that the First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov Russia on Tuesday told reporters that the adoption by the Navy submarine "Severodvinsk" postponed from 2011 to 2012.
"The contract on the terms of delivery to the Navy parent class submarines" Ash "in 2011 failed, his execution postponed to 2012", — said Sukhorukov.
Multipurpose nuclear submarine of the fourth generation "Severodvinsk" (Project 885, the code "Ash"), designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau "Malachite" (St. Petersburg) and, according to experts, is unique. It is a powerful set of weapons, including supersonic cruise missile "Onyx", launched from vertical silos (eight of them).
In addition, the ship received the latest communication and navigation systems, equipped with a fundamentally new nuclear power plant. All these innovations are designed to make "Severodvinsk" the quietest nuclear submarine in our Navy.
In June last year, the first fourth-generation multi-purpose submarine "Severodvinsk" was launched on.