Project 09787 Special-Purpose Submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" Handed Over to Russian Navy

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Project 09787 Special-Purpose Submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" Handed Over to Russian Navy
 
The Zvezdochka Shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation handed over the BS-64 Podmoskovye special-purpose nuclear submarine of Project 09787 to the Russian Navy, the press service of the enterprise said.
     
Project 09787 Special Purpose Submarine BS 64 Podmoskovye 1Project 09787 Special-Purpose Submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye". Picture: Zvezdochka Shipyard
     
"The shipyard completed preparations for the submarine to sail out in October 2016. Factory and government acceptance tests were held in November-December. The submarine made several sorties to check its systems and mechanisms. The test results confirmed compliance with the technical parameters of the project and the high quality of performance of the shipyard and contractors," it said.

The acceptance act signing ceremony was attended by representatives of the Navy Main Command, Northern fleet command, Belomorskaya base, heads of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Zvezdochka Shipyard, Rubin design bureau, the Arktika, Aurora, Severny Reid and other contractors who contributed to the fulfilment of the state order.
     
Project 09787 Special Purpose Submarine BS 64 Podmoskovye 2Project 09787 Special-Purpose Submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye". Picture: Zvezdochka Shipyard
     
According to open sources, the submarine was developed from the Project 667BDRM K-64 SSBN into a carrier of underwater craft. It was in the yard for modernization since 1999. The missile compartment was cut out from the hull and replaced by a carrier of small submarines. It may also serve as a nuclear deep-water station.

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