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SEVERODVINSK, January 10 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Navy has put into service the head strategic missile-carrying submarine cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky of Borei Project 955 on Thursday.
Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu attended a festive ceremony to put the submarine into service of the Russian Navy and to hoist the St. Andrew naval flag on her.
The Borei-class submarines were designed by the Rubin bureau based in St.Petersburg. They make use of the newest achievements in shipborne radio-electronic equipment and noise reduction. The main ordnance is the new Bulava missile system. Each submarine of Project 955 can carry 16 intercontinental solid fuel R-30 missiles with a fire range over 8,000 kilometers and multiple re-entry vehicles. The rescue chamber can accommodate the whole crew. The submarine is 170 meters long, and 13.5 meters wide, with a diving depth of 450 meters and a crew of 107.
Boreis . In all, Russia plans to build eight Boreis by 2020, including three of Project 955 and five of project 955A /an upgraded version, with more powerful armaments and lower noise levels, capable of carrying 20 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles each/. The head submarine project cost 23 billion roubles, but the batch produced subs are expected to be less costly.
Sevmash, Russia’s largest shipyard, is currently building two groups of submarines: the Yasen attack submarines and Borei strategic submarines.