Russia’s Oscar-II SSN K-150 Tomsk Received "Best in Fleet" Awards for Missile Drills & Combat Skills
The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet
’s Project 949A (Oscar-II class)
nuclear-powered attack submarine Tomsk
has been recognized as the best Russian Navy submarine in a cruise missile live-firing exercise, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS.
The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet’s Project 949A (Oscar-II class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Tomsk. Picture: Russian Navy
In 2016, the Pacific Fleet’s nuclear-powered attack submarine Tomsk has been ranked first and has shown the best results among the multipurpose submarines during an exercise designed to destroy a simulated enemy’s ships and launch cruise missiles against sea targets," Matveyev said.
Also, the nuclear-powered submarine Tomsk has been awarded the challenge cup by the Pacific Fleet’s commander for the victory in the fleet championship and the challenge cup by the Pacific Fleet Submariner Union for high combat skills.
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The Project 949A nuclear-powered submarines have a length of 155 meters
, a displacement of 24,000 tons
, a depth of submersion of 600 meters
and an underwater speed of 32 knots
. Its crew totals 107
. The Project 949A nuclear-powered submarine are armed with six torpedo tubes
and 24 launchers
to fire Granit cruise missiles
with a range of about 500 kilometers (311 miles)
K-150 Tomsk's keel was laid in August 1991
and its was launched in July 1996
. It was overhauled and modernized from 2010