Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Yury Dolgoruky Russia NEW Sub
Last Sunday Sergei Ivanov launched the new Russian Submarine (4th Generation) at Severodinsk, this one is the most advanced Submarine yet in Russian Northern Fleet, it would be armed with R-30 Bulava SLBM (similar to TOPOL -M capable of evading ABM system).
This the first modern submarine launched since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The submarine has a length of 170 meters (580 feet), a body diameter around 13 meters (42 feet), and a submerged speed of about 29 knots. It can carry up to 16 ballistic missiles.
Two other Borey-class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh, are currently under construction at the Sevmash plant.
RUSSIA LAUNCHES A NEW SUBMARINE 15-03-07
PHOTOGALLERY OF NEW SUBMARINE