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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:18 am

    Nice History on Bulava

    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/27507/
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  runaway on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:22 am

    ) –Russia’s Sevmash shipyard will lay down in 2013 two upgraded Borey class nuclear-powered strategic submarines, capable of carrying 20 ballistic missiles each, Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper said on Monday citing defense industry sources.

    The construction of the Alexander Suvorov, the fifth in the series and second of the improved Project 955A (Borey-A) class, will begin on July 28, when Russia celebrates Navy Day, while the sixth submarine, the Mikhail Kutuzov, will be laid down in November.

    The metal cutting works for the hulls of these vessels have been carried out since 2011, the paper said.

    Russia’s first Borey class submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, officially entered service with the Russian Navy on January 10. It has been assigned to the 31st submarine division of the Northern Fleet.

    The second vessel of the Borey class, the

    Alexander Nevsky, is undergoing sea trials while the third, the Vladimir Monomakh, was floated out on
    December 30.

    The first three vessels in the Borey series are capable of carrying 16 new multiple-warhead Bulava ballistic missiles.

    The first submarine of the improved Borey-A class, the Knyaz Vladimir, was laid down in July 2012.

    The Borei class submarines are set to become the mainstay of the Russian Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent fleet, replacing the ageing Project 941 (NATO Typhoon class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.

    Russia is planning to have three Borey class and five Borey-A class submarines by 2020.

    The improved vessels will be equipped with advanced sonar, navigation, communications and fire-control systems and will be more “stealthy,” Rossiiskaya Gazeta said.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:07 am

    Video of Yury Dolgoruky launching Bulava , The maximum range the SLBM flew during its test is 9,300 Km

    Two Salvo Launch from submerged Position in December 2011 from Yury Dolgoruky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OyiSJsi7UA

    Another Single Launch from submerged position in August 2011 from Yury Dolgoruky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRAM-12CTCM
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TR1 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:11 pm

    Nice, but too bad we don't see the actual take off of both missiles Sad.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  runaway on Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:40 am

    Yes, could be anything firing those birds. But its a mighty and terrifying sight.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:01 am

    If they want 8 boats by 2020 I don't understand the logic of wanting 20 launch tubes per sub.

    Assuming a strategic limit of 1,250 warheads, which is at the lower end of that allowed (ie 1200-1500) then that means each service will have 1250/3 warheads each. We have been told that Bulava has 6 warheads, so having 20 tubes per sub means a maximum of (20 x 5 x 6) + (16 x 3 x 6) = 600 + 288 warheads.

    Perhaps they will only load 3 warheads into each missile and use the rest of the capacity for penaids, or perhaps they are anticipating a US missile defence system that requires more than 1,500 warheads being deployed?

    With three warheads per missile that makes 444 warheads, and with 1,250 divided by three equalling about 417 that might work out about right.


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:35 am

    Bulava has the flexibility of carrying 6 small warheard with pen aids i.e 100-150 kt each , 3 large warhead with Penaids ( 300 - 400 kt ) and even single warhead ( 900- 1000 kt ) with penaids.

    Most likely the Bulava SLBM will come with 3 warhead each and the 6 warheard configuration is the upload potential reserved for situation where Russia withdraws from NEW START treaty due to any future dispute with US on ABM deployments.

    Liner was tested with 10 Warhead configuration for the same reason , it can carry large and small warhead in configuration of 10 , which is the upload potential for Liner though in reality they would carry 4 warhead each.

    Its more of a signal to NATO/US that if required Russian can quickly upload the payload of its SLBM
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:59 am

    Not a signal... a precaution.

    They have the capacity to greatly increase warhead numbers fairly quickly and cheaply without the cost of having to add more platforms...


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  dino00 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:50 am

    Russia starts second Borey-class sub test

    MOSCOW, January 18 (RIA Novosti) - Russian submarine-builder Sevmash has begun moored tests of the third Borey-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh, the shipyard said on Friday.
    "The fourth-generation missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been submerged in the water and started moored tests," Sevmash said.
    Shipyard sea trials will start in the summer of this year, Sevmash said.
    Vladimir Monomakh will be the third and last Project 955 boat, armed with 16 Bulava ballistic missiles. The fourth and subsequent boats will be Project 955A vessels with 20 missiles. The fourth boat, Knyaz Vladimir, is under construction.
    Vladimir Monomakh has also been built with the incorporation of the latest acoustic signature reduction techniques, Sevmash said.
    The Russian Navy accepted into service the first boat of the class, Yury Dolgoruky, on January 10. The second in the class, Alexander Nevsky, is currently undertaking sea trials and is due to enter service this year.

    The navy plans to operate eight Borey class submarines, with construction ending in 2020.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  runaway on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:47 am

    So it seems the construction is picking up pace and gets the boats ready. It is clear that this project is very important for the Federation, and its nice its succesful, its by no means easy to build and maintain a fleet of SSBN´s with missiles. Few countrys have that capability, as its technological and engineering and sience must be in top. Also its very expensive.

    A few questions remains though, about Bulava, is it in service and is all the glitches eliminated?

    Now we wait for Yasen project to also gain momentum.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:29 pm

    runaway wrote:A few questions remains though, about Bulava, is it in service and is all the glitches eliminated?

    Going by public announcements the Bulava officially entered service about the same time as the YD sub.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  dino00 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:49 pm

    Later Borey Class Subs to Carry Only 16 Missiles

    http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130220/179588098.html


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TR1 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:51 pm

    Good.

    Should make production timetable more achievable.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:55 pm

    3rd is starting trials this year and number 5 and 6 will be laid Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    Nice pace.

    Also 3rd Yassen will be laid this year.


    Russia’s Third Borey-Class Sub to Start Trials in June


    MOSCOW, April 1 (RIA Novosti) - A third Project 955 Borey-class nuclear-powered strategic submarine will start trials in the White Sea in June, United Shipbuilding Corporation President Andrei Dyachkov said on Monday.

    The Vladimir Monomakh was floated out last December and is due to enter service in 2014.

    The first Project 955 Borey-class submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, was commissioned into the Northern Fleet in January, and the second, the Alexander Nevsky, will be handed over to the Russian Navy by the end of the year, a Navy official told RIA Novosti last Friday.

    The Alexander Nevsky has been undergoing trials at the Sevmash shipyard since 2012. There will be three sea trials this year and a Bulava ballistic missile will be test-launched from the submarine in the summer, the official said.

    The first three vessels in the Borey series are capable of carrying 16 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
    A total of eight Borey-class submarines are to be built for the Russian Navy by 2020.

    Sevmash will start construction this year of two upgraded Borey class Project 955A submarines - the Alexander Suvorov and the Mikhail Kutuzov - capable of carrying 20 ballistic missiles each.

    Borey class submarines are to become the mainstay of the navy's strategic nuclear deterrent, replacing the ageing Project 941 (NATO Typhoon class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.



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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:39 am

    Military Parade on Borei SSBN


    http://www.smizona.com/_files/small/Military%20Parade_2013_01.pdf
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TheArmenian on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:27 am

    Thanks Austin.
    Would appreciate if you could also post the rest of the magazine.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:35 am

    Dont have the rest of magazine , I just found this pdf and posted it
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TR1 on Thu May 23, 2013 3:39 pm



    Dolgoruki and Severdovinsk. Just by crude visual analysis, compared to a SSBN the 885 is a BIG boat.




    Dolgoruki.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:23 am

    Nice Picture , Yasen is really a big SSGN

    Some glimise of Borei C&C , Shiny new LCD and Gizmos Cool

    http://youtu.be/Sv42G-WBa5A?t=26s
    http://youtu.be/Sv42G-WBa5A?t=39s
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    Post  TR1 on Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:19 pm



    And a big pic:

    http://www.balancer.ru/forum/punbb/attachment.php?item=349496&download=2&type=.jpg
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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:58 am

    Russia’s New Nuclear Submarine Completes White Sea Trials

    MOSCOW, October 8 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s new-generation nuclear-powered submarine has successfully completed the first round of sea trials in the White Sea, the manufacturer said Tuesday.

    The Vladimir Monomakh, a Project 955 Borey-class submarine, spent 25 days at sea, testing all of its systems and equipment, the Sevmash shipyard said in a statement. It added that the submarine would soon conduct a final series of sea trials to be completed by year-end.

    Sevmash chief Mikhail Budnichenko said in July that the Vladimir Monomakh would join the navy in mid-December. But the submarine, to be armed with the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), had its trials put on hold earlier this month following an unsuccessful Bulava launch. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also ordered five additional launches of the troubled SLBM, a ministry spokesman said.

    With the September 6 failure, eight of 19 or 20 test launches of the Bulava have been officially declared unsuccessful. However, some analysts suggest that in reality the number of failures is considerably higher. Despite several previous failures officially blamed on manufacturing faults, the Russian military has insisted that there is no alternative to the Bulava.

    A total of eight Borey-class submarines are to be built for the Russian Navy by 2020. Russia’s fleet received its first such submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, in January. Borey-class submarines are to become the mainstay of the navy's strategic nuclear deterrent, replacing the aging Project 941 (NATO: Typhoon-class) and Project 667 class (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TR1 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:36 pm

    Found confirmation that Monomah used a section of the inner hull of the retired (and cut up) project 971 Ak-Bars (first of the class).

    Makes sense, since project was modified to use the unfinished hulls laying around at Sevmash, but there were no more left for Monomah.

    4th hull is all new, hence new designation.

    Speaking of which, so much for 5th hull being laid down....
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:33 am

    http://lenta.ru/news/2013/11/08/borealis/

    Navy is accepting the Alexander Nevsky on November 12th. A month later, the Vladimir Monomah is planned to be handed over.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:29 pm

    Russia to Start Building 5th Borey Nuclear Sub in 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, November 13 (RIA Novosti) – The construction of a fifth Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine is expected to begin in late 2014, Russia’s navy chief Adm.Viktor Chirkov said Wednesday.

    “We have a state defense procurement program in line with which the construction of ships is taking place,” Chirkov told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on prospects of military shipbuilding until 2050.

    “I cannot talk about a specific date … but the start to construction of another Borey will happen within a year,” he said.

    The first Borey-class submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, was commissioned into the Northern Fleet in January.

    The second, the Alexander Nevsky, is most likely expected for delivery to the Russian Navy around the end of this month or in early December, according to Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    The third boat, the Vladimir Monomakh, is undergoing sea and state trials, while the fourth Borey-class submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, has been under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia since July 2012.
    Borey-class ballistic-missile submarines are to become the mainstay of the Navy's strategic nuclear deterrent, replacing the aging Project 941 (designated by NATO as Typhoon-class) and Project 667 (Delta-3 and Delta-4) boats.

    A total of eight Borey-class boats are to be built for the Russian Navy by 2020.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  TR1 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:00 am

    Ogannisyan8887 wrote:The 5th and 6th Boreis will be laid down this year.

    http://www.navy.ru/news/navy/?ELEMENT_ID=134339

    TR1, looks like you got your wish Very Happy
    Well, what did I tell ya guys? 5th boat will not be laid down till late 2014 at the earliest.

    We will be lucky if 5 boats are in service by 2020.

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