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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:16 pm

    Russia to lay down seventh Borey-class nuclear sub in late December 2015


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:55 pm

    Kamchatka on Track to Host Borey-Class Nuclear Subs by October

    According to, Navy Adm. Viktor Chirkov, the infrastructure to base Russia’s Borey-class strategic nuclear submarines in Kamchatka will be ready by October.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – The infrastructure to base Russia’s Borey-class strategic nuclear submarines in Kamchatka will be ready by October of this year, Navy Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Wednesday.

    “The system for basing the Borey-class strategic submarines in Kamchatka is moving along according to schedule and the work will be completed by October 1 of this year,” Adm. Chirkov said.

    The infrastructure will include recreation facilities for submariners, medical facilities, warehouses and a crane for missile embarkation, which is expected to be launched by October 1, Chirkov added.

    As for now, three Borey-class submarines are built and another three are under construction. Eight Borey-class submarines are expected to enter into service by 2020 and become the primary nuclear force for the Russian Navy.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150701/1024079412.html#ixzz3edySdrat


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:02 pm

    Russia to continue building Borei submarines after 2020 — Navy’s commander


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:05 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Commander of the Russian Navy: construction of nuclear submarines "Northwind" and will continue after 2020
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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:39 pm

    Russia to Station its Deadliest Submarine Near Alaska

    Located near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital city of Russia's Kamchatka Region, the new Rybachiy submarine base will become the new homeport of Russia's most advanced Borei-class (also known as Dolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth-generation submarines.


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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:08 pm

    Alexander Nevsky strategic nuclear submarine not to launch Bulava missile this year

    According to the General Staff source, the Alexander Nevky will arrive in Kamchatka in early September to join the Russian Pacific Fleet

    MOSCOW, August 27. /TASS/. The Borei-class nuclear submarine Alexander Nevsky will not launch the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile this year after arrival to the Pacific fleet, a source in the Russian Joint Staff told TASS on Thursday.

    "The Alexander Nevsky will not carry out a combat training launch of Bulava on the range in the northwest of Russia this year," the source said.

    A source in the General Staff of the Russian Navy earlier told TASS that the launch of Bulava from the Alexander Nevsky was planned this year from the Sea of Okhotsk on the range in the Arkhangelsk region.

    The first nuclear ballistic missile submarine of the Borey class, the Alexander Nevsky, is due to arrive in Russia’s Pacific Fleet from the Northern Fleet in early September, a source in Russia’s General Staff told TASS on Thursday.

    "In mid-August, the Alexander Nevsky started subglacial passage from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet for the permanent combat duty. It is expected to arrive in Kamchatka in the first week of September," the source said.

    The submarine has a full allowance of ammunition — 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.

    After arriving in Kamchatka, in Russia’s Far East, the Alexander Nevsky will join the permanent readiness forces of the Pacific Fleet and will be part of the 25th division of submarines with the base in Vilyuchinsk.

    The arrival of the Vladimir Monomakh of the Borey class was earlier postponed because the submarine would have no time to pass all trials and be loaded with missiles.


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  rambo54 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:00 pm

    As of 9.7.15 K-550 is under the missile crane at Severomorsk



    Maybe she gets her complement of Bulava missiles

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:26 am

    A Stone's Throw Away From Alaska: Russian Sub en Route to Kamchatka Base

    Russian Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky is set to join the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet in late September, a senior Navy representative said on Tuesday.

    Heightened activity of Russia’s nuclear submarines around the world are due to the necessity to deter security threats aimed at Russia.

    Alexander Nevsky, the first nuclear submarine of the Borei-class, started a subglacial passage in mid-August from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet for permanent combat duty.

    It was expected to arrive at its base in the settlement of Rybachiy in Kamchatka during the first ten-day period of September.

    However, its arrival was postponed due to complex weather and ice conditions and a number of other reasons.

    Another Borei-class submarine, Vladimir Monomakh, is scheduled to arrive in Kamchatka late this year or early next, depending on weather, the official said.

    Alexander Nevsky carries 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles with 6-10 nuclear warheads per missile and an effective range of over 5,000 miles.

    Russia's first Borei-class submarine, Yury Dolgoruky, was inducted into the Northern Fleet in January 2013.

    Russia plans to build eight Borei-class nuclear submarines by 2020.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:57 am

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:26 am

    Strategic nuclear submarine "Alexander Nevsky" transferred to Pacific Fleet


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:55 am

    Nuclear sub Vladimir Monomakh to be transferred to Russia's Pacific Fleet in 2016

    Another Borei class submarine — the Alexander Nevsky, that has entered service with the Pacific Fleet, was put on combat duty in the city of Vilyuchinsk on Septermber 30

    PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, September 30. /TASS/. The third nuclear-powered submarine of the Borei project — the Vladimir Monomakh ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) — will arrive to the Pacific Fleet in 2016, in accordance with the plan, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Wednesday.

    The second Borei class submarine — the Alexander Nevsky, that has entered service with the Pacific Fleet, was put on combat duty in the city of Vilyuchinsk on Wednesday.

    "We hope that the whole shipbuilding program, laid down and approved by the president, will be implemented and next year another boat — the Vladimir Monomakh — will arrive here in accordance with the plan," Chirkov said.

    Two Borei class submarines were originally planned to enter service with the Pacific Fleet this year, however, the transfer of the Vladimir Monomakh boat has been postponed.

    Borei class is a Russian fourth-generation nuclear-powered missile submarine. It is intended to eventually replace the ageing Delta III and Typhoon class submarines and become an important deterrent of the Russian Navy. It is the first class of submarines developed by Russia since the Soviet era. Designated Project 935, it began in 1996 to manufacture the first unit of the Borei class submarine. The project name was changed to Project 955 and the submarine was redesigned to accommodate the new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Bulava (SS-NX-30), in place of the abandoned R-39UTTH Bark missile.

    Yury Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky, Vladimir Monomakh and Knyaz Vladimir are the four submarines ordered under this project. These vessels were designed by Rubin Marine Equipment Design Bureau and built by Northern Machine Building Enterprise (Sevmash shipyard). Russia has plans to build eight Borei class submarines for its naval fleet.

    The Alexander Nevsky is the first production Project 955 Borei class ballistic missile submarine and the second one in the series. It embodies the latest noise reduction solutions. The submarine carries the advanced Bulava solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (NATO reporting name SS-NX-30). The Russian Navy commissioned the lead ship of the Borei family, the Yuri Dolgoruky, in 2012.

    "The second production submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, is in its sea trials with the Northern Fleet and is gearing up for the deployment to Kamchatka. The Borei-class Knyaz Vladimir, Knyaz Oleg and Generalissimo Suvorov SSBNs are sitting on the slipways of the Sevmash shipyard in various stages of completion.

    The Russian Navy operates three Borei-class submarines, the flag ship Yury Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh. The first two were commissioned in 2013, while the latest one is in active service since December 2014. The first submarine of the Project 955-A Borei-II class, dubbed Knyaz Vladimir, is expected to enter service in 2017. By 2020, the Russian Navy plans to operate a total of eight Borei class ballistic missile submarines, three Project 955 subs and five Project 955-A vessels. The Borei class submarines are expected to remain in service for decades to come, at least until 2040.


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Cyberspec on Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:30 am

    "Yury Dolgoruky" completed the first long voyage (over 2 months) under the ice of the Arctic
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:01 am

    The laying of the submarine "Emperor Alexander III" will be held on 18 December


    MOSCOW, December 14 — RIA Novosti. Ceremony of the seventh nuclear submarine submarine "Emperor Alexander III" for the Navy of Russia will take place on 18 December in Severodvinsk, said the representative of the press service of the defense Ministry on the Navy Igor Dygalo.
    Strategic nuclear submarine (project 955 Borey) Alexander Nevsky, archival photo
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    National Interest identified the most feared Russian submarine
    "The solemn ceremony of the newest submarine project "Borey" "Emperor Alexander III" will take place at the JSC "Sevmash" in Severodvinsk on December 18. The ceremony will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, the General command of the Navy, command of Northern fleet and white sea naval base, administration of the Arkhangelsk region and the city of Severodvinsk," — said Dygalo.

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    I wonder why Alexander III - what say feature of his rule was decisive so Borey will be named after him?


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  ult on Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:30 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    I wonder why  Alexander III - what say feature of his rule was decisive so Borey will be named after him?

    One of the best if not the best Russian rulers ever?
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:30 am

    The eighth submarine of "Borey" class will be laid on Sevmash in 2016


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:26 pm

    7th Borei class SSBN, "Emperor Alexander III" was laid today in Sevmash






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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:48 pm

    CDB "Rubin" is working on the modernization of the submarine project "Borey"

    SEVERODVINSK, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. CDB "ruby" is working on the modernization project of the nuclear submarine of strategic purpose "Northwind", similar research is conducted on the draft non-nuclear submarines "Lada", have informed on Friday to journalists the General Director of CDB "Rubin" Igor Vilinet.

    "Today, when building the project "Borey-A", of course, the design office conducts relevant studies on the next series, we work closely with the research institutes of the Navy, and in accordance with the cycle of operation of ships planned this work," said Vilinet.
    He added that by analogy with the modernization project "Borey" will be improved and non-nuclear submarines of project "Lada".
    "Similarly, for non-nuclear fleet is now under-construction project "Lada", and the next a certain number of ships with improved properties will be based on, for example, the project "Lada", — said Vilinet.


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:29 am

    Shoigu inspected the progress of construction pirsovoy areas "Boreas" in Vilyuchinsk

    Defense Minister paid special attention to a power station put into operation and the completion of the test-measuring system



    Vilyuchinsk 25 January. / TASS /. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday inspected the progress of construction areas based pirsovoy new submarines of Project 955 "Borey" during his working trip to Vilyuchinsk.

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Shoigu arrived with a trip to the troops TSB where to inspect the construction of military facilities Defense Minister paid special attention to a power station put into operation, as well as the completion of the inspection of the complex, equipped with a single in the Russian armed forces station calibration of radiation monitoring equipment.
    The peculiarity of these piers is the ability to maintain a full life support submarines, which allows to significantly increase the energy resource of ships.

    Terms of readiness

    The minister said that the construction of the power supply to receive another submarine missile cruiser of Project 955 "Borey" in Vilyuchinsk should be completed this year.
    During the visit the head of the military department has heard reports from the Eastern Military District Command and Spetsstroy, and drew attention to command and builders to the terms of readiness to accept new ships and submarines. "This year should be completed construction of the power supply to receive another submarine missile cruiser of Project 955" Borey "- said Shoigu. At the same time must be willing to social infrastructure for the military, including housing and places in kindergartens and schools.

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:09 pm

    Source: Pacific Fleet in the 2020s will have four "Borei"

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    Post  max steel on Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:34 am

    Nuclear Missile World Record Attempt

    According to Russian media, the Northern Fleet is preparing for the next combat readiness control of its nuclear deterrence forces; a 16-missile salvo launch from submerged position in Arctic waters – a drill that has not been attempted in 25 years.

    Two of Russia’s newest strategic nuclear submarines are ready to leave for the Barents Sea. One of them will shortly be launching 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles in one salvo. The Northern Fleet plans to repeat the Soviet military operation “Behemoth”, Izvestiya writes.

    The two Borey-class submarines “Yury Dolgoruky” and “Vladimir Monomakh” are ready to conduct the exercise, but only one of them will be launching all of its 16 Bulava missiles in one salvo, the newspaper writes.

    The planned launch is not mentioned on official military websites, and news agency TASS wrote last week that the salvo will only consist of two missiles, not 16.

    Borey-class submarines are the main element of the naval part of Russia’ nuclear triad. Capable of carrying 16 Bulava missiles, each with six to ten nuclear warheads, they can stay hidden under the Arctic ice cap and reach targets more than 9000 kilometers away.

    Russia plans to build a total of eight such submarines. Three are already in active service, and the next four are being tested or are under different stages of construction.

    “Yury Dolgoruky” has launched five Bulava missiles since 2011. All the launches have been considered to be a success. “Vladimir Monomakh” has had only one successful launch of the Bulava missile, in September 2014. An attempted two-missile salvo in November 2015 was partly successful, with one of the missiles hitting its target on Kamchatka.

    “Behemoth” was an exercise the Soviet Union conducted in 1991. It was viewed as a possible scenario of a nuclear war against the United States and was executed to confirm the possibility and safety of a quick underwater salvo.

    On August 6, 1991, the Delta-IV submarine “Novomoskovsk” performed a full salvo underwater launch, launching all 16 SS-N-23 missiles on board. The whole salvo took 3 minutes and 44 seconds, with a 14 second interval between launches. During this time the submarine expelled more than 650 tons of weight. The 1st and the 16th missiles hit their targets at Kura testing range on the Kamchatka peninsula, while the rest were self-destructed in flight, according to Wikipedia. This event is still considered to be a world record, Izvestiya writes.

    As previously reported, Russia has been conducting tests with the Bulava missile since 2004. Until 2009, there were 6 failures in 13 flight tests and one failure during ground test, blamed mostly on substandard components. After a failure in December 2009, further tests were put on hold and a probe was conducted to find out the reasons for the failures. Testing was resumed one year later, and of the ten tests that have been conducted since then, only one has failed.
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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  jhelb on Tue May 10, 2016 11:47 am

    George1 wrote:Source: Pacific Fleet in the 2020s will have four "Borei"

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    Hey George, the Borei Class is roughly of the same size as the Ohio Class. So why does the Borei carry just 16 Bulava missiles whereas the Ohio can carry 24 Trident missiles?

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  George1 on Tue May 10, 2016 11:54 am

    jhelb wrote:
    George1 wrote:Source: Pacific Fleet in the 2020s will have four "Borei"

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    Hey George, the Borei Class is roughly of the same size as the Ohio Class. So why does the Borei carry just 16 Bulava missiles whereas the Ohio can carry 24 Trident missiles?

    http://i86.servimg.com/u/f86/19/23/76/64/submar10.jpg

    Borei II class will cary 20 as far as i know. The reason is that they were built in different eras and the nuclear warheads they carry, must comply with the most recent START treaty. Even the ohio class ships now carry less than 24 trident missiles due to START restrictions


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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  Austin on Mon May 16, 2016 4:42 pm

    Upgraded strategic missile "Bulava" will significantly improve the effectiveness of submarine project "Northwind" - general designer
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    Moscow. 16th of May. Interfax-AVN - Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) sea-based "Bulava" in the next two or three years will be upgraded under the nuclear submarine strategic improved Project 955-A, told the general designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (MIT), Yuri Solomonov.

    "In the next two to three years will be released next, a fourth body (nuclear submarine 955-A project" Prince Vladimir ") And in relation to this new generation of submarines and missile system." Bulava "will also be modernized," - said Yu Solomonov.

    According to him, it will be a modernization, "which will increase the efficiency of this complex in relation to the possibility of operating as a part of modernized missile cruisers".

    He recalled that the "Bulava" was created for 10-12 years. "And came the natural process of updating the design and technical solutions" - said Yu.Solomonov.

    At the end of May 2012 the Russian Defense Ministry and defense companies have signed three contracts on upgraded strategic missile submarine 955-A project with power nuclear arms. With CDB for Marine Engineering "Rubin" signed a contract for the design of the head of the modernized "Boreas", now "Sevmash" - for its construction, with the United Shipbuilding Corporation - for the construction of four modernized production "Boreas".

    P30 3M30 "Bulava" (RSM-56 - for use in international treaties, SS-NX-30 - according to NATO classification) - Russia's newest three-stage solid-fuel missile, designed for arming prospective nuclear-powered strategic missile project "Northwind".

    The missile is capable of carrying multiple independently targetable hypersonic nuclear blocks. "Bulava" will be the basis of a promising group of Russia's strategic nuclear forces to 2040-2045 years

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  rambo54 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:42 pm

    seems that one of the Boreys is back at Sevmash as new image of Severodvinsk shows

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    Re: Project 955: Borei class SSBN

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:52 pm

    Hey George, the Borei Class is roughly of the same size as the Ohio Class. So why does the Borei carry just 16 Bulava missiles whereas the Ohio can carry 24 Trident missiles?

    The current international treaty on strategic weapons limits both sides to about 1,200-1,500 warheads each.

    If the Borei class had 24 Bulava missiles, that would mean up to 240 warheads per boat, and 24 x 6 = 144 warheads per boat, so assuming 1/3rd of warheads per triad branch that means 400-500 warheads for the Navy... I don't think they will be happy with just 2-3 Boreis.

    Having 12-16 tubes means they can have 8 or so Boreis which is a much more sensible distribution of warheads... ie 12 missiles with 6 warheads is 72 warheads per boat, while 16 missiles is 96 missiles per boat. Or 576 warheads for 98 boats at 12 missiles and 6 warheads, and 768 warheads for 16 missiles per boat with 8 boats.

    I would think 10 missiles and two S-500s launchers would be an interesting loadout.... Twisted Evil


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