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MOSCOW, November 9 (Itar-Tass) - The missile-carrying strategic nuclear powered Borei-class submarine the Aleksandr Nevsky may enter duty late November or early December, the press-service of the United Shipbuilding Corporation told Itar-Tass on Friday. According to earlier media reports, the Navy was to take over the submarine next Tuesday, November 12.
“The Aleksandr Nevsky is through all certification tests. At the moment the finishing touches are being put to the vessel. According to existing requirements the head of the government acceptance commission may order a control voyage several days long. The acceptance act may be signed late November or early December,” the corporation’s pres-service said.
“The submarine will eventually be taken to its permanent base in accordance with the plans of the Naval Command,” the corporation said without elaborating.