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    Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:31 pm

    Project 955 Borei
    Class Listing
    Boat Shipyard Chronology Notes  
    # hull Name  Laid Down  Launch  Comm  Stricken  
    1   Yuri Dolgoruky   402 Sevmash  25 Oct 1996  15 Apr 2007  2008   1998 redesigned and reconstructed
    Apr 2007 - launched  

    2   Aleksandr Nevskiy  402 Sevmash  19 Mar 2004   2009    
    3   Vladimir Monomakh  402 Sevmash  19 Mar 2006   2011   3 by 2011 as of 2007  
    4   402 Sevmash   2013-2015?  ?
    5   402 Sevmash   2015-2017?  ?
    6   402 Sevmash   2017-2019?  "more than four or six"
    7   402 Sevmash   2015 ???  7 by 2015 as of 2007
    8   402 Sevmash   2017 ???  8 by 2017 as of 2007
    9   402 Sevmash   20??  ?
    10   402 Sevmash   20??  ?
    11   402 Sevmash   20??  ?
    12   402 Sevmash   20??  ?


    Discuss!

    What do you think about the class?


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:50 pm

    Russia to start construction of 4th Borey-class sub in December

    RIA Novosti

    17:32 05/10/2009 MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Sevmash shipyard will start the construction of the fourth Borey class (Project 955) strategic submarine on December 22, a Sevmash press secretary said Monday.

    Anastasia Nikitinskaya said the keel-laying ceremony for an as-yet-unnamed sub was timed to coincide with the shipyard's 70th anniversary.

    She said Russia's newest Borey class strategic nuclear submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, had undergone three sea trials out of the required six.

    The Yury Dolgoruky, which is expected to be armed with the new Bulava sea-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), successfully completed its first round of sea trials in the White Sea on July 10.

    The vessel is 170 meters (580 feet) long, has a hull diameter of 13 meters (42 feet), a crew of 107, including 55 officers, a maximum depth of 450 meters (about 1,500 feet) and a submerged speed of about 29 knots. It can carry up to 16 ballistic missiles and torpedoes.

    The construction cost of the submarine totaled 23 billion rubles (about $713 mln), including 9 billion rubles ($280 mln) for research and development.

    Two other Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh, are in different stages of completion. Russia is planning to build eight of these subs by 2015.

    According to Navy officials, fourth-generation Borey class nuclear-powered submarines will form the core of Russia's modern strategic submarine fleet, and will be deployed with Russia's Northern and Pacific fleets.

    However, the submarine's commissioning into the Navy could be delayed by setbacks in the development of the troubled Bulava missile, which has officially suffered six failures in 12 tests.

    However, some analysts suggest that in reality the number of failures was considerably larger. For example, according to Russian military expert Pavel Felgenhauer, of the Bulava's 12 test launches, only one was quite successful.

    The future development of the Bulava has been questioned by some lawmakers and defense industry officials, who have suggested that all efforts should be focused on the existing Sineva SLBM.

    But the Russian military has insisted that there is no alternative to the Bulava and pledged to continue testing the missile until it is ready to be put in service with the Navy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091005-rianovosti02.htm

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Stealthflanker on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:17 pm

    hmm new Borey class

    anyway.. i think i need a better orientation related to Borey Class and Graney Class

    Is Borey class=SSBN while Graney Class=SSN ???

    sorry for being Off Topic

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:31 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:hmm new Borey class

    anyway.. i think i need a better orientation related to Borey Class and Graney Class

    Is Borey class=SSBN while Graney Class=SSN ???

    sorry for being Off Topic

    Correct on Borei, Granei is SSGN.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:07 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    Stealthflanker wrote:hmm new Borey class

    anyway.. i think i need a better orientation related to Borey Class and Graney Class

    Is Borey class=SSBN while Graney Class=SSN ???

    sorry for being Off Topic

    Correct on Borei, Granei is SSGN.

    beat me to it!

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    4th Borei SSBN laid down in December

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:33 am

    In Severodvinsk in December, will lay a new strategic nuclear submarine

    25/11/2009

    ARKHANGELSK, November 24. (ITAR-TASS). On defense shipyard Sevmash in Severodvinsk on December 22 - the day of 70-year anniversary of the company - will lay a new nuclear-powered submarine (APL) strategic class "Borey-A. Itar-Tass reported, the Acting Head of Press Service of the plant Ekaterina Pilikin.

    The general director of the Sevmash Nicholas Kalistratov previously reported that a new submarine missile cruiser will get the name "Saint Nicholas". As clarified Pilikin, "until a formal decision on the name of the ship there.

    The new ship will be the fourth in a series of "Boreas", being built at Sevmash. The head of the fourth-generation strategic missile "Yuri Dolgoruky was removed from the shipbuilding plant for completion in April 2007 This summer, the ship embarked on a program running tests in the sea. This submarine is being built at Sevmash since 1996, two more of the same type of missile cruisers, also named after the ancient princes - Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh, were laid at the factory slipway in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

    Class submarine "Boreas" (project 955) are designed for the St. Petersburg Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering "Rubin". According to data from public sources, the construction of "Boreas" used the latest advances in the creation of ship radio-electronic means, reducing noise. It is expected that they will be armed with new missile complex Bulava. Each nuclear-powered vessel will be able to carry 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles with solid-warhead that can be divided into ten warheads. Podlodki equipped with pop-up escape chamber, designed for the entire crew. Length submarine type "Northwind" - 170 m, width - 13,5 m diving depth - 450 m, crew - 107 people. According to statements Navy command, "Borei" will form the basis of the marine strategic nuclear forces of Russia in XXI century.

    Since its founding (1939) at Sevmash built 45 surface ships, 163 submarines, 128 of them - with a nuclear power plant.


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Sun May 09, 2010 11:26 am

    Project 955 BOREI / KASATKA

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  coolieno99 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:34 am






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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:29 am

    Looks like a good design, though not the spacious yacht that the Akulas were (That is the Russian Akula, as opposed to the NATO Akula).

    Once the Bulava is sorted out it should be fine... and to be brutally honest I hope we never know if the Bulava can do its "Job" or not for real. Smile

    I have read on a couple of websites people suggesting the front of the conning tower looks funny and is the reverse of subs like the Alfa class etc etc.

    What they seem to forget is that an Alfa is designed for high underwater speed while this sub will spend 99% of its time when it can cruising at low speed... perhaps a couple of knots to stay hidden listening for the command to launch.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:12 pm

    Borei is really the best SSBN design I have seen from Soviet/Russian stable , all previous attempt were just humpy or too big , Borei is a nice clean design from scratch submarine , unfortunately its main payload Bulava is facing rough times .

    This site has update information on Borei
    http://military.tomsk.ru/blog/topic-338.html

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Robert.V on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:02 pm

    she's a beauty

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  nightcrawler on Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:38 am

    Good design
    Thank God submarine designers dont have to worry about RCS problem Very Happy
    Can anyone giv some info about type of torpedoes it carry

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:11 am

    nightcrawler wrote:Good design
    Thank God submarine designers dont have to worry about RCS problem Very Happy
    Can anyone giv some info about type of torpedoes it carry

    Submarine designers have to worry about hydrodynamics as they contribute to broadband noise , similar to RCS for aircraft Smile

    ALl kind of torpodes plus the new one under development ( via Snake65 )

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  nightcrawler on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:25 am

    @Austin
    Thnx
    Isn't hydrodynamics is all about drag I never knew it was about sound too!!(again thnx & will lov if you elaborate on this)
    Document is in Russian would you be kind to giv me any eng pdf document/
    I am curious; is the snake torpedo you mentioned is cavitated like shykval or something....

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Russian Patriot on Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:15 pm

    Austin wrote:Borei is really the best SSBN design I have seen from Soviet/Russian stable , all previous attempt were just humpy or too big , Borei is a nice clean design from scratch submarine , unfortunately its main payload Bulava is facing rough times .

    This site has update information on Borei
    http://military.tomsk.ru/blog/topic-338.html

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:44 am

    Technically hydrodynamics and aerodynamics are the same thing because air actually acts as a fluid in terms of moving objects through it.
    Obviously water is about 100 times more dense than air which effects efficient shapes in each medium greatly, but the rocket Shkval that flys underwater can also fly in the air. I have read of an incident during testing during a shallow run in a high sea state (ie big waves) where a shkval torpedo left the water and flew several kms before reentering the water. I believe it was not fitted with a warhead for this test.

    Snake65 is a person that is the source of the pic posted.


    I should also mention that there were reportedly some North Korean Submarines with concrete conning towers... they used concrete because of its low radar cross section so it could sit with its conning tower surfaced without revealing its position on radar.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  nightcrawler on Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:11 pm

    @GarryB

    I should also mention that there were reportedly some North Korean Submarines with concrete conning towers... they used concrete because of its low radar cross section so it could sit with its conning tower surfaced without revealing its position on radar.

    If you remember the source of the whole story do provide it this will be a nasty breakthrough for koreans

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:01 pm

    Russian Patriot wrote:Austin, Vlad's rules is no outside forums! I will let this one pass but first warning!

    Ok point taken thumbsup

    BTW the link I gave is not from a forum but from a site , sometimes there are good sites that provide detailed information on specific topic for eg FAS,APA , will quoting from such sites which have original source ( not the forum or board ) will be a problem ?

    Sometimes its not feasible to type it all and posting original links makes things easier.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:45 am

    If you remember the source of the whole story do provide it this will be a nasty breakthrough for koreans

    Sorry, the incident was in the 1990s I think.
    The main purpose of the concrete conning tower was so it can almost surface with the conning tower above the water with waves washing over the body of the sub.
    This allows small inflatable boats to be launched and recovered easily.
    From memory a sub had an accident as ran aground and was captured intact by the South Koreans.

    Most modern western subs have diver lock out facilities to let divers in and out underwater where the sub is much safer.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:12 pm

    Russia's Pacific Fleet ready to receive Borey class submarines

    RIA Novosti

    16:05 19/10/2010

    MOSCOW, October 19 (RIA Novosti) - A Pacific Fleet's naval base in Vilyuchinsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula is fully prepared to host Russia's new Borey class strategic nuclear-powered submarines, a Russian military analyst said on Tuesday.

    Borey class submarines, with the capacity to carry 12 Bulava ballistic missiles, are expected to constitute the core of Russia's strategic submarine fleet after 2018.

    "Prior to the arrival of the Yury Dolgoruky submarine in Vilyuchinsk, all piers and main facilities at the base have been rebuilt, new security and communications systems have been introduced, and the training center has been modernized," said Igor Korotchenko, a member of the Defense Ministry's Public Council.

    The Yury Dolgoruky, which has completed sea trials in the White Sea, is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy in the near future, pending the outcome of the Bulava testing.

    Three other Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky, the Vladimir Monomakh, and Svyatitel Nikolai (St. Nicholas) are in different stages of completion. Russia is planning to build eight of these subs by 2015.

    Strategic submarines of the Pacific Fleet are included into the 16th Squadron, based in Vilyuchinsk.

    The squadron includes four Delta III class subs - K-211 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, K-223 Podolsk, K-433 Sv. Georgiy Pobedonosets, and K-44 Ryazan, which was transferred to Vilyuchinsk from the Northern Fleet.

    These submarines carry the D-16R missile system with 16 R-29R (SS-N-18) missiles and are being gradually withdrawn from service.


    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-101019-rianovosti01.htm


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:51 pm

    Second of Borei class Vladimir Monomakh launched today.

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    Post  IronsightSniper on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:24 am

    Did it go well?

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    Post  Russian Patriot on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:36 am

    Austin wrote:Second of Borei class Vladimir Monomakh launched today.

    You mean is undergoing trial?


    Russian military to receive 1,300 types of weaponry by 2020

    RIA Novosti

    20:16 13/12/2010 SEVERODVINSK, December 13 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Armed Forces will receive over 1,300 types of weaponry in line with a draft arms procurement program until 2020, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

    "We will need to set up new or expand the existing production lines to manufacture 220 of the new types of weaponry," Putin told a meeting on the program, which is expected to be adopted by the yearend.

    More than 20 trillion rubles ($640.7 billion) will be earmarked for weapons procurement, three times more than is allocated in the existing 2007-2015 program, he added.

    The new program stipulates the upgrade of up to 11 percent of military equipment annually and will allow Russia to increase the share of modern weaponry to 70 percent by 2020.

    Putin said that 4.7 trillion rubles ($150.7 billion), or almost a quarter of the total budget, would be allocated to the modernization of the Russian Navy.

    "We now have more money and there are possibilities to expedite the construction [of submarines]," Putin said after visiting the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine, which is under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia.

    Alexander Nevsky is the second of the Borey class nuclear submarines being built at Sevmash.

    The Yury Dolgoruky sub has completed sea trials and could be adopted by the Navy in 2011, while the Vladimir Monomakh, and Svyatitel Nikolai (St. Nicholas) are in different stages of completion.

    Russia is planning to build eight of these subs by 2015 and equip them with Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2010/russia-101213-rianovosti02.htm

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:19 am

    Nevsky and Novomoskovsk: Two submarines for Putin

    On December 13, 2010, Vladimir Putin visited Sevmash, a major shipbuilding company in Russia. His visit was timed to coincide with a significant addition to Russia's strategic nuclear naval forces.

    In the last few days, the company has released two strategic ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) - the overhauled K-407 Novomoskovsk and the newly built K-550 Alexander Nevsky.

    The Novomoskovsk is part of Project 667BDRM and the Alexander Nevsky is part of Project 955. These two types of submarines will form the basis of strategic nuclear naval forces in the foreseeable future.

    The Alexander Nevsky: Continuing a princely series

    The Alexander Nevsky is the second submarine of its project to be built by Sevmash. The first, the Yury Dolgoruky, took 11 years to build, from 1996 to 2007, and is now undergoing the final stage of testing. The Alexander Nevsky was built in six years, starting in 2004. Construction of the Vladimir Monomakh started in 2006 and is currently in progress. It is scheduled to be commissioned in 2012. The St. Nicholas is also being built. Work began on a fourth submarine in 2009 and should take five years to complete.

    This trend of shorter submarine construction times has been made possible by the resumption of regular funding of defense contracts and newly established industrial cooperation. Vladimir Putin had also identified minimizing construction times as a goal. Ideally, the construction of SSBNs should take four to five years, and these timeframes appear to be achievable.

    The main problem with the Dolgoruky, the Nevsky and similar missile submarines is the missiles themselves. Ongoing tests of the Bulava have not been been terribly successful. The next launch of the Bulava will take place in coming weeks on board the Yury Dolgoruky. If it is successful, it will be the third successful launch in a row, which will mean that the major issues involved in the production of Bulava missile can be resolved.

    A total of eight Project 955 SSBNs are to be built in the next 10 years. Starting with the hull of the fourth submarine, missile submarines will be based on the improved design of Project 955U. Based on available information, the first submarines manufactured under the project will carry 20 missiles instead of 16.

    The Novomoskovsk: Proven reliability

    Unlike the modern submarines of Project 955, the upgraded submarines of Project 667BDRM were tested and adopted by the fleet a long time ago - in the second half of the 1980s - and they represent the latest stage in the development of the large Project 667 family. Currently four out of six of the Project 667 submarines have been re-armed with Sineva missiles - an improved version of the previously tested R-29RM missiles. Two more submarines will be re-equipped with Sineva missiles in the next three to four years.

    Sineva missiles have a much larger range than the basic R-29RM missile (over 11,000 kilometers versus 8,300), greater accuracy and a more advanced set of tools to penetrate anti-missile defense. The standard version of the missile is equipped with four warheads with a capacity of 100 kilotons each. Additionally, these missiles may be equipped with new generation sub-kiloton warheads having a yield of several dozen tons of TNT, which enables pinpoint targeting.

    Project 667BDRM submarines with the new missiles will remain in service for another 15-20 years, making them, along with new Project 955 submarines, the foundation of strategic nuclear naval forces for the near future.

    Submarines are key to nuclear capability

    By 2020, the Russian Navy will have a total of 14 ballistic submarines from Projects 955 and Project 667BDRM. They will carry 244 ballistic missiles and about 1,000 warheads, which will make up approximately half of Russia's entire strategic nuclear arsenal in terms of the number of delivery vehicles, and two-thirds of the number of nuclear warheads. This means that for the first time in Russian history, the submarine fleet will form the foundation of Russia's strategic nuclear forces. This imposes a great responsibility on the rest of the fleet's forces, which must ensure the battle-readiness of missile submarines and protect them from possible attacks.

    Great responsibility also rests with the Navy's support system - in order for the "strategics" to effectively perform their tasks, they have to regularly sail out to sea and stay there most of the time. In order to keep such a schedule, large-scale investments in infrastructure will be needed, from educational centers to maintenance plants that will keep the submarines in a state of constant readiness.

    A base for new SSBNs is being built in Vilyuchinsk, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, where the Pacific Fleet's nuclear submarines are based. Investments in infrastructure may be just as costly as the submarines themselves (the Dolgoruky and Nevsky cost about 25-30 billion rubles each), but due to heavier use of these submarines, the cost will be recouped many times over.

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