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Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh to go on sea trial on June 10 -11

June 04, 2014, 18:15 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The crew of the missile carrier will check all warship systems, including navigation, radio-electronic systems and sailing features on sea trials
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Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh at the Sevmash shipyard

Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh at the Sevmash shipyard

© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Larionov

MOSCOW, June 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Severodvinsk-based military shipyard Sevmash will put Project 955 Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh on sea trials in the White Sea on June 10-11, a source in defense industrial sector told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.

“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.

In November Borei-class nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky will test-fire another Bulava missile, earlier reports said.

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.

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