Russian Navy to receive seven project 855 (Yasen class) SSN submarines by 2021

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Naval Forces News - Russia
 
 
 
Russian Navy to receive seven project 855 (Yasen class) SSN submarines by 2021
 
By 2021 defense shipyard Sevmash will build seven strike nuclear submarines of Yasen class for the Russian Navy including six submarines with reinforced missile armament and reduced level of noise, a source in the governmental military industrial commission reported.

The source said, "The first nuclear submarine Severodvinsk of project 855 of Yasen class of the fourth generation will be adopted for service and will be commissioned with the Navy this year." He added, "Construction of the lead submarine Kazan of project 855M, a modernized strike submarine with reduced level of noise and reinforced missile armament, should be completed in 2015. In addition to this it is planned to build a series of five such nuclear submarines by 2021. The state contract on them worth more than 150 billion rubles was signed between the Defense Ministry and USC in November of 2011."
     
     
According to the source, "The overall costs of construction of all seven nuclear submarines of Yasen class exceed 200 billion rubles. One strike nuclear submarine of project 855M of this class costs 50-100% more than a strategic missile-carrying submarine of project 955 and even project 955A of Borey class with reinforced nuclear missile armament."
 

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