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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:57 am

    Two Project 667BDRM submarines - Ekaterinburg and Bryansk - were moved to a dry dock in June 2012. Ekaterinburg arrived in Severodvinsk to begin an overhaul after the December 2011 fire on 22 June 2012. Bryansk was photographed in the PD-50 dry dock at the end of June 2012.

    The repairs of the Ekaterinburg submarine are expected to take two years. For Bryansk, the stay in the dry dock will probably be much shorter - it underwent a five-year overhaul in 2002-2007 and returned to service in 2008.

    This leaves only two out of six Project 667BDRM submarines fully operational - Tula and Karelia. Verkhoturie is not expected to return to service before the fall of 2012, Novomoskovsk is undergoing sea trials and will not be back in service until much later this year (here are some interesting photos of Novomoskovsk with some kind of a test structure returning from sea on 26 June 2012.

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2012/07/ekaterinburg_and_bryansk_subma.shtml

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:44 pm

    Novomoskovsk submarine returns to service

    On July 27, 2012 the Zvezdochka shipyard turned the K-407 Novomoskovsk submarine of the Project 667BDRM class over to the navy. The submarine underwent what's described as a "medium overhaul" and some modernization. In particular, it will carry the most recent version of the R-29RM missile - Sineva. The submarine is expected to stay in service for ten more years.

    According to the report, Novomoskovsk arrived to Zvezdochka for overhaul at the end of 2006. However, it wasn't moved to dry dock until 2008. During the overhaul, it left the dry dock in December 2010, but was returned there in May 2011. In June 2012 it went to sea for the last round of sea trials.

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2012/07/novomoskovsk_submarine_returns_1.shtml

    K-51 Verkhoturie, and K-84 Ekaterinburg - are currently undergoing overhaul

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:42 am

    Contract for SSBN Yekaterinburg Repairs to be Signed After Damage Appraisal

    According to Russian deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov, contract for repairs of Project 667BDRM Delfin nuclear-powered strategic submarine K-84 Yekaterinburg suffered in fire in Dec 2011 will be signed after appraisal of the sub's defects, reports Lenta.ru referring to ITAR-TASS.

    As for Sukhorukov, such contracts are always divided in two phases. At first, a contract acceptor reports on volume of needed works, and then starts repair.

    Defense ministry has already appropriated RUR 6 mln to Zvezdochka shipyard for troubleshooting purpose. In its term, the yard submitted technical justification of repair as RUR 1 bln. According to Sukhorukov, this sum includes scheduled interim overhaul and technical recovery of the submarine.

    Financing of the sub's repair was earlier reserved in State Defense Order 2012-2014. "So, there are no doubts the contract for repair and recovery will be signed after defect evaluation", explained the deputy defense minister.

    According to estimates of defense ministry, repair of SSBN Yekaterinburg must be completed by 2014. As a result, lifetime of the submarine will become five years longer. Representatives of the shipyard earlier promised to add 10 years to service life of SSBN Yekaterinburg.

    Fire onboard the submarine in Dec 2011 damaged sonar and rubber coating. To pass repair, SSBN Yekaterinburg arrived in Severodvinsk on June 22, 2012.

    Project 667BDRM Delfin submarines are presently the key element of Russia's maritime nuclear shield. In prospect, they will be complemented with Project 955 Borei subs. The first of them, SSBN Yury Dolgoruky armed with R-30 Bulava ballistic missiles is to be commissioned into Russian Navy in the nearest time. Early in 2013, it is planned to put in service the second sub of this type, SSBN Alexander Nevsky.

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:13 am

    Northern Fleet Official: SSBN Novomoskovsk to Stay in Navy till 2020

    Nuclear-powered strategic submarine SSBN Novomoskovsk (Project 667 BDRM Delfin) after modernization will stay operational in Russian Navy up to 2020, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt 1 Rank Vadim Serga told reporters.

    On Monday, the submarine arrived from Severodvinsk at the NF main naval base Severomorsk. Subs of this project constitute the core of Russia's maritime strategic nuclear force. Soon they will be replaced with Project 955 Borei submarines.

    "As a result of repairs and upgrading, lifetime of the sub has become 10 years longer", Serga said.

    SSBN Novomoskovsk was laid down at Sevmash shipyard in June 1987. The sub was put afloat on Feb 28, 1990 and commissioned into Soviet Navy on Nov 27, 1990.

    According to publicly available sources, those subs are 167-meter long, 12-meter wide, and displace about 12,000 tons. Test depth is 400 meters, cruise submerged speed is up to 24 knots, crew is 140 men. Project 667BDRM submarines are armed with 16 ballistic missiles R-29RMU2 (RSM-54) launched by D9RM system. The project was developed by Rubin Design Bureau (St. Petersburg).

    SSBN Novomoskovsk has carried out 7 deployments, 15 patrols, and 14 missile firing drills. Throughout her service, the submarine has covered over 100,000 nautical miles.

    During repair and modernization of SSBN Novomoskovsk, about 100 innovations were introduced in order to improve the sub's performance characteristics. Noisiness was reduced while underwater detection capability was significantly improved, as well as survivability and nuclear safety.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=15634

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:35 am

    Not much fuss about this:

    http://rt.com/usa/news/uss-miami-submarine-fire-064/

    Didn't even see it on NZ news... double standard?


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:48 am

    SSBN Tula Celebrates 25-th Anniversary

    On Nov 6, crew of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Tula celebrated 25-th anniversary since hoisting of the national naval ensign.

    According to Western Military District Press Service, crew of the submarine many times won the Navy Commander's Prize. The sub has covered hundreds of nautical miles (in total, 5 times around the world), carried out dozens of practice missile launches and deployments to key regions worldwide.

    Experts of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center performed modernization works on the submarine, mounted new up-to-date sonar, navigation, and radio technical systems. Today, SSBN Tula meets all present-day requirements imposed upon nuclear submarines and yields to none of analogous foreign subs.

    SSBN Tula was laid down on Feb 22, 1984 at Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk) and launched on the same day of 1987. After successful completion of state acceptance trials, Soviet naval ensign was hoisted on the submarine on Nov 6, 1987 and SSBN Tula was commissioned into Soviet Navy. On Nov 29, 1987 the sub moved to her permanent basing site at Northern Fleet.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16370

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:38 am

    SSBN Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets Returned to Vilyuchinsk

    Crew of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets was triumphantly met on Nov 9 in Vilyuchinsk submarine station, Kamchatka. After completion of deployment, the crew took part in the meeting ceremony attended by Pacific Fleet (PF) command and families of the submariners.

    Representatives of the PF command, PF submarine force department, Kamchatka Eparchy, Vilyuchinsk local administration, relatives of the submariners met the crewmen in the homebase to accompaniment of naval band. Central Navy Portal was the first reporting on the submarine's return on Nov 7.

    After mooring and report of the submarine's commanding officer Capt 1 Rank Sergei Nemoguschiy on the successful completion of combat training tasks, PF Deputy Commander RADM Andrei Ryabukhin and other top-ranking officers congratulated the crew.

    The sub's commanding officer took over the traditional roasted piglet. Submariners distinguished in the mission were awarded valuable gifts and commendations.

    After brief rest of the crew, SSBN Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets will be ready to take the sea again to accomplish assigned missions.

    In Oct 2012, the submarine carried out underwater test launch of a ballistic missile in the Sea of Okhotsk. The missile reached the target at the Chizha Range in the White Sea. According to PF command, that firing test was nominated for the Navy Commander's Prize.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16414

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:32 am

    SSBN Verkhoturye Puts Off for Trials in White Sea

    Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center started shipyard's sea trial program of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Verkhoturye. On Thursday, Nov 22, the sub took the White Sea after technical recovery period.

    The sea trial program will be accomplished within the next 15 days.

    Upon completion of trials and elimination of all found defects, the nuclear submarine will be recommissioned into Russian Navy and head for her permanent basing site.

    Works on the submarine's technical recovery and 5-year service life extension started in the fall of 2010. The shipyard has repaired the sub's hull, outboard fittings, ballast tanks, mechanisms of propeller-rudder system and other onboard systems. The submarine was withdrawn from covered slipway in March 2012.

    K-51 Verkhoturye nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine was laid down in Feb 1981 at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, put afloat in Jan 1984, and commissioned in Dec 1984. That was the first submarine in her class deployed in the Arctic with nuclear-headed ballistic missiles onboard in 1987.

    She is a second-generation Project 667BDRM Delfin nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, lead sub in her class. Six submarines of this project still make the core of Russia's maritime nuclear deterrence force.

    http://rusnavy.com/news/navy/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=16526

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:30 am

    SSBN K-51 Verkhoturye recommissioned into the Northern Fleet. The Project 667 class submarine (NATO Delta 4) arrived at the main nuclear submarine base in Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk Region, after refit at the Zvezdochka shipyard at Severodvinsk.

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:22 pm

    Yekaterinburg at repairs


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  TR1 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:55 pm

    Nice, the last pic shows just how big Boomers are.

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    Yekaterinburg at repairs

    Post  Viktor on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:16 am

    Another pic of Yekaterinburg


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Viktor on Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:41 pm

    Few more months and its back in business  thumbsup 

    Nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" was launched on after fire

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Stealthflanker on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:11 pm

    Viktor wrote:Few more months and its back in business  thumbsup 

    Nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" was launched on after fire

    good news  russia 

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  TR1 on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:40 pm

    Photos of the girl:

    http://zvezdochka-ru.livejournal.com/147826.html
    http://zvezdochka-ru.livejournal.com/148031.html

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:53 pm


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:05 am

    K-84 Ekaterinburg


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Viktor on Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:53 pm

    And Yaketernburg is done and armed and will be shortly delivered to RuAN with its SLBMs. Russia will have during next several years 14 SSBN  russia  russia  russia

    Nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" in December will be given after the repair of the Russian Navy

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Mike E on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:18 pm

    Viktor wrote:And Yaketernburg is done and armed and will be shortly delivered to RuAN with its SLBMs. Russia will have during next several years 14 SSBN  russia  russia  russia

    Nuclear submarine "Yekaterinburg" in December will be given after the repair of the Russian Navy
    14? That equals the number of Ohio's SSBN's in US service! Looks like their "domination of the sea" is finally coming to rest... 

    russia russia

    Plus, with the incoming Borei, the Russian SSBN is newer!

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  TR1 on Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:01 pm

    There are 6 BDRMs that will remain in service.
    There are 3 BDRs left over, but they will not last the decade. Probably gone within next few years, or when the new subs finally arrive.
    There are 2, soon to be 3 commission 955s. But they do not have their weapons yet.
    There is 1 Akula, but it is a test boat, and not an active SLBM carrier.

    I don't see how you guys got 14, EVEN adding up boats that really are not part of the deterrent force.


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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Mike E on Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:38 am

    TR1 wrote:There are 6 BDRMs that will remain in service.
    There are 3 BDRs left over, but they will not last the decade. Probably gone within next few years, or when the new subs finally arrive.
    There are 2, soon to be 3 commission 955s. But they do not have their weapons yet.
    There is 1 Akula, but it is a test boat, and not an active SLBM carrier.

    I don't see how you guys got 14, EVEN adding up boats that really are not part of the deterrent force.

    I wasn't the one doing the math... Still *soon to be* thirty SSBN's is a very capable force. Plus, with the 995 being more advanced than the Ohio, their SSBN fleet is arguably surpassing the US Navy one. - The US Navy won't have the Ohio-replacement until 2031, and that's just for the *single* lead ship. By then, RU Navy should have all the Boreis completed, if not more, along with (maybe) a few BDRM's in service. Considering that the US Navy will be acquiring the last of the 12 Ohio-replacements in *mid 2040*, they have a lot of flexibility. - Those "replacements" will carry only sixteen of the outdated Trident-D5LE, and cost four billion $ a pop! - The Borei costs one fifth that! Also, if the claims that the Borei-replacement/supplement is already in development are true, then Russia will be building another new SSBN while the US finishes building the Ohio-R. - Case in point, Russia has nothing to worry about there... 
    - One more thing, the US will retire the Ohio as soon as they can. So at one point they may have less than 10 SSBN's.

    I'd love to see Russia building a smaller, cheaper SSBN to supplement the Borei. - Like how the US is going to cheapen the Virginia, except that Russia shouldn't completely throw acoustics out of the table...

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:37 pm

    TR1 wrote:There are 6 BDRMs that will remain in service.
    There are 3 BDRs left over, but they will not last the decade. Probably gone within next few years, or when the new subs finally arrive.
    There are 2, soon to be 3 commission 955s. But they do not have their weapons yet.
    There is 1 Akula, but it is a test boat, and not an active SLBM carrier.

    I don't see how you guys got 14, EVEN adding up boats that really are not part of the deterrent force.


    yes i agree, Delta III will be phased out as new Borei submarines will enter service. I think the number in total will be no more 10-11

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  Big_Gazza on Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:18 pm

    George1 wrote:
    TR1 wrote:There are 6 BDRMs that will remain in service.
    There are 3 BDRs left over, but they will not last the decade. Probably gone within next few years, or when the new subs finally arrive.
    There are 2, soon to be 3 commission 955s. But they do not have their weapons yet.
    There is 1 Akula, but it is a test boat, and not an active SLBM carrier.

    I don't see how you guys got 14, EVEN adding up boats that really are not part of the deterrent force.


    yes i agree, Delta III will be phased out as new Borei submarines will enter service. I think the number in total will be no more 10-11

    I don't see what is in dispute here. By 2020 there should be 8x Borei in service, which with the 6x Delta IV BRDMs makes 14 boomers. That also assumes that the Delta III 667 Kalmars are retired as the Borei enter service, and discounts the Dmitry Donskoi. The aim of 8x Borei in service should be achievable as currently there is 1 in service, 2 in trials and 2 laid down and constructing. Even assuming no more Borei are laid down (and why would that be?) that totals 11 boomers in ~2018.

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  TR1 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:32 pm

    There won't be 8 Boreiis in service by 2020.

    In fact they will be lucky if they can commission 5 by then.

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    Re: Project 667BDRM: Delta IV

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:47 pm

    TR1 wrote:There won't be 8 Boreiis in service by 2020.

    In fact they will be lucky if they can commission 5 by then.
    more like they will be lucky if they commission 5 by 2016. Production rate is good. I'm worried about yasen though.

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