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Russian submarine Kazan to be delivered on May 7 at Navy

According to information published by Tass on May 3, 2021, the lead Project 885M Kazan nuclear-powered submarine will be provisionally turned over to the Russian Navy on May 7, a source in the defense industry told.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Yasen class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine K-561 Kazan (Picture source: The Moscow Times)


"Ceremonies of the acceptance statement signing for Kazan and the St. Andrew’s flag hoisting will provisionally take place on May 7," the source said. The submarine completed a verification sortie in late April, he added.

The delivery time for the submarine was repeatedly postponed. It was previously planned that the submarine would join the Navy by 2020 year-end but it failed to accomplish the state trials program within the prescribed timeframe.

The Yasen-M class (Project 885M) is an improved version of the Yasen nuclear attack submarine using an advanced design that increases its ability to detect enemy vessels at speeds far higher than those of its predecessors. A new power supply and acoustic defense systems have been developed for the boat in order to reduce the noise signature and increase its stealth capability. The boat features optimized hull shape, upgraded electronic warfare (EW) and automation systems, two more vertical launching system silos, a pump-jet propulsion system allowing for silent operation and new torpedo tubes.

The Yasen-M is equipped with eight VLS Vertical Launching System able to fire anti-ship and cruise missiles, ten torpedo tubes (533 mm), and Igla-M surface-to-air missiles. The Oniks, also known as Yakhont is a Russian-made supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya. The missile has an operational range of 600 km.


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