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    Special mission nuclear submarines

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    Post  George1 Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:07 pm

    Repair of the nuclear deep-water station AS-31 is postponed


    As TASS news agency reported on June 25, 2020 , work to repair the damaged AS-31 submarine-based manned submarine damaged on July 1, 2019 (unofficial name "Losharik") was postponed to 2021. About this TASS reported two sources.

    "This year, the operation to unload the reactor core on the Losharik special submarine will not be carried out, it switched to 2021. The old AS-15 apparatus is the first in line for such an operation at the Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center (CS)," said one of the sources.

    The second source confirmed this information, noting that "the AC-31 is not the first in the queue for unloading the core and subsequent repairs."

    The press service of Zvyozdochka did not comment on TASS information provided by sources.

    Losharik was delivered for repair to the Zvyozdochka Central Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the fall of 2019.

    The Ministry of Defense on July 2, 2019 reported that a fire broke out on a military research deep-sea vehicle ,which killed 14 submarine officers. The device was delivered to the naval base in Severomorsk, where a commission began to work to investigate the causes of the disaster.

    AC-31 and AC-15

    The existence of a secret submarine AS-31 became known in 2003 from the publication of the Korabel newspaper, produced by the Sevmash plant, where the apparatus was built. In the same article, the unofficial name "Losharik" was mentioned. According to the publication, the workers nicknamed this new submarine due to the fact that its robust hull of several spherical compartments outwardly resembled a toy horse made of balls - the hero of a cartoon popular in the years 1970-1980. According to open sources, the submarine AS-31 belongs to project 1083, was launched in 2003.

    The deep-sea vehicle AS-15, the repair of which will begin earlier than Losharik, according to open sources, is the second special submarine of the 1910 Sperm Whale project, launched in 1983. AS-15 in 2000 was involved in the search and rescue operations of the sunken submarine Kursk. Like the Losharik, the AS-15 is under the jurisdiction of the Main Directorate for Deep-Water Research of the Russian Defense Ministry.

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    Post  George1 Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:27 pm

    CSR "Zvezdochka" completed the unloading of nuclear fuel from the damaged "Losharik"

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    Post  George1 Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:26 am

    At the nuclear deep-water station AS-31, the core of the nuclear reactor was unloaded
    April 2nd, 14:50

    As reported on March 31, 2021 by the TASS news agency , specialists of the Zvezdochka ship repair center (CS) (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in Severodvinsk completed the operation to unload the nuclear reactor core from the AS-31 submarine manned vehicle (unofficial name Losharik) ... This was reported to TASS by a source close to the military department. Nuclear deep-water station of the 1st rank AS-31 project 10831. Severodvinsk area, 2014 (c) Top Gear

    "In order to restore and return to the Russian Navy, the AS-31 operation was completed in March to unload the reactor core from the damaged special submarine. It lasted about a month," he said.

    According to him, an audit of the submarine found that its titanium hull was practically not damaged, so immediately after that, work began on repairs with the modernization of Losharik. During the repair, the replacement of the nuclear reactor is not planned, the source said.

    The press service of TsS "Zvezdochka" did not comment on the information provided by the source.

    A fire on the AS-31 special-purpose nuclear submarine occurred on July 1, 2019 and claimed the lives of 14 submariners. Among the causes of the disaster, the media namedexplosion and fire of the lithium battery. The submarine's reactor was not damaged in the fire. In November 2019, the submarine was delivered to the Zvezdochka CS.

    The number of the project and the tactical and technical characteristics of the AS-31 are not officially disclosed, it is only known that it does not carry weapons and can dive to great depths. Due to the specific shape of the body - several titanium spheres connected to each other - she was nicknamed "Losharik" after the horse made of balloons from the 1971 cartoon of the same name.

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    Post  owais.usmani Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:15 am

    http://charly015.blogspot.com/2021/04/por-donde-anda-el-submarino-ryazan.html

    Looks like they are converting K-44 Ryazan into a special purpose submarine.

    (Its a Delta 3 submarine (the last one active) but could not find a dedicated thread for that class so posting it here)

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