“A missile-carrying submarine cruiser will have to go on one more sea trial in July,” the source said.
During these sea trials the crew of the missile carrier will check all warship systems, including navigation, radio-electronic systems and sailing features on sea trials.
“In September Monomakh will make a first test-launch of a continental ballistic missile Bulava this year,” the source recalled.
Project 955 head submarine Yuri Dolgoruky was brought into service of Russia’s Navy in 2012. First serial warship of this project Alexander Nevsky came into naval service in 2013. Fourth missile carrier Knyaz Vladimir is on the stocks of the military shipyard.
The keel of fifth Borei-class submarine Knyaz Oleg will be laid down at Sevmash on July 19.
Knyaz Oleg will be a first serial warship being created under modernised project 955A.
Borei-class strategic missile-carrying nuclear submarines are designed at the St. Petersburg-based central maritime machinery design bureau. Their main weaponry is 16 new intercontinental ballistic missiles Bulava.