Source: the first serial submarine of the project 885m "Novosibirsk" will be handed over to the Navy at the end of 2021
Before that, the submarine must complete factory sea trials and pass state tests.
MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The first serial nuclear submarine of project 885m code Yasen-M Novosibirsk will be delivered to the Russian Navy at the end of 2021. This was reported to TASS by a source in the military-industrial complex.
"The nuclear submarine will be handed over to the fleet in the fourth quarter of 2021. Before that, Novosibirsk must complete its factory sea trials and pass state tests, " the source said. According to him, during the state tests, the submarine will perform launches of onyx and Kalibr-PL missiles.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information.
Thus, this year the shipbuilders of Sevmash (part of the United shipbuilding Corporation) are preparing to transfer the lead submarine of project 885m Kazan and the first serial submarine Novosibirsk to the Russian Navy. The company has six more submarines of this project in various stages of construction.