At Sevmash "lay the fourth submarine of the Borey class
In 2009, the factory "Sevmash in Severodvinsk will bookmark fourth strategic nuclear submarine of the type" Yuri Dolgoruky "Project 955/955A" Northwind ", reported RIA Novosti with reference to the administration of the company. Currently, the "Sevmash" is building two more missile project - Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh.
According to the source agencies, laying a new nuclear submarine will be timed to the Day of the fleet at the end of July or the 70 th anniversary of "Sevmash" in December 2009. The names of the next submarine has not, however, likely will continue the tradition of assigning submarine of this project the names of great Russian military commanders. Overall, according to the Defense Ministry, Russia for the Navy planned to build up to six similar missile.
Recall that the leading ship Project 955/955A "Yuri Dolgoruky" in March 2009 began mooring tests. They are held to determine the navigability and performance vehicles.This stage typically takes place in the port or factory conditions without access to the sea.. Navigation missile tests, according to the source said, is scheduled for June this year, although previously reported that in March, had to begin firing the main armament submarine.
Note that the output at the factory ship the test was scheduled for 2008, but was postponed because of more stringent requirements "Rosatom" to the safe operation of nuclear reactors due to the incident with the submarine "Herpa" in the Sea of Japan. Delay is also associated with an unsuccessful missile launches "Bulava", which was held on 23 December 2008.It should be the main armament the ship.
In March, the Defense Ministry reported that the cause of the failure of the test has become defective cartridge.Nevertheless, the commission to investigate the failed launch has continued its work, and the final cause of self-destruction has not yet been established. Test Start "Bulava" tentatively will continue during the summer of 2009 from aboard the nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy ", then this will be used for the new missile" Yuri Dolgoruky. This year, according to the military, will be a minimum of five tests.