The carrier of the Poseidon drones of the Belgorod nuclear submarine will be handed over to the fleet in 2021
The transfer of two submarines of the Yasen-M project, Kazan and Novosibirsk, has also been postponed to 2021
MOSCOW, December 24. / TASS /. The transfer to the Russian Navy of the carrier of Poseidon nuclear submarines of the Belgorod submarine and two Yasen-M submarines Kazan and Novosibirsk has been postponed to 2021. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.
"It was assumed that by the end of 2020 the Navy will receive a special-purpose nuclear submarine Belgorod of project 09852 - a carrier of nuclear underwater drones Poseidon and multipurpose nuclear submarines of project 885M Yasen-M - Kazan and Novosibirsk. next year, "- said the interlocutor of the agency.
Another source in the shipbuilding industry confirmed this information. According to him, the postponement of the transfer of these three nuclear submarines to the fleet, as well as the Project 955A (Borey-A) strategic nuclear submarine missile cruiser Knyaz Oleg, to the next year is mainly due to the fact that for a number of reasons beyond the control of Sevmash "building submarines, the planned test programs have not been completed in time.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the Borei-A - Prince Oleg nuclear submarine will join the Russian Navy in 2021 at the final board meeting of the military department. It was previously planned that the submarine will be commissioned in 2020.
TASS does not yet have an official commentary on Sevmash (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC).
The special purpose nuclear submarine Belgorod was withdrawn from the boathouse on April 23, 2019. It was expected to be handed over to the Navy at the end of 2020, despite the fact that it will receive the Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicle in 2021.
The lead nuclear submarine of project 885M "Yasen-M" "Kazan" was launched on March 31, 2017. The timing of its transfer to the fleet was repeatedly postponed. Earlier, the head of the USC, Alexei Rakhmanov, announced that he plans to transfer the submarine to the fleet in 2020. On December 9, in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, said that the boat would complete all state tests by the end of the year.
The first serial submarine of project 885M "Novosibirsk" was launched on December 25, 2019. She was also expected to join the Russian Navy at the end of 2020.