Russian Project 955A submarine Generalissimo Suvorov to start sea trials in 2022

According to information published by Tass on September 24, 2021, the second serial Project 955A Borei-A class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Generalissimo Suvorov being built by the Sevmash Shipyard will start its sea trials in 2022, Deputy CEO for military shipbuilding of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Vladimir Korolyov told.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Naval Shipyard of Project Project 955A submarine Generalissimo Suvorov (Picture source: Twitter account of Russiatodefend)

The submarine is currently being prepared for the launch. The concrete date will be established by the end of 2021.

The Generalissimo Suvorov was laid down on December 26, 2014. It is a fourth-generation submarine built under upgraded Project 955A.

The Borei class, Russian designation Project 955 Borei and Project 955A Borei-A are series of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines being constructed by Sevmash for the Russian Navy. The Borei submarine is approximately 170 meters (560 ft) long, 13 meters (43 ft) in diameter, and has a maximum submerged speed of at least 46 kilometers per hour (25 knots).

Borei-A submarine is equipped with improved communication and detection systems, improved acoustic signature and has major structural changes such as the addition of all moving rudders and vertical endplates to the hydroplanes for higher maneuverability, and a different sail geometry.

This submarine is also equipped with hydraulic jets and improved screws that allow them to sail at nearly 30 knots while submerged with minimal noise. According to a Russian report, the Borei-A is able to carry 20 Bulava SLBM and is armed with 16 SLBMs with 6-10 nuclear warheads atop each, just like the Borei submarines.