The First Serial Rocket Carrier Of The Project "Borey-A" "Prince Oleg" Was Launched
The Knyaz Oleg nuclear-powered strategic missile cruiser of project 955A (Borey-A) was withdrawn from the boathouse of the Severodvinsk Sevmash on Thursday, according to the company's press service.
"Today, on July 16, at JSC PO Sevmash (part of JSC USC), a solemn ceremony was held for the withdrawal from the boathouse of the strategic missile submarine of the Borey-A project Knyaz Oleg," the message reads.
According to the press service, the event was attended by representatives of government authorities, the Ministry of Defense, the Navy, the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Sevmash, the Central Committee of marine equipment Rubin, and the government of the Arkhangelsk region.
"The withdrawal of the ship from the Sevmash boathouse is the completion of a significant stage in the construction of a nuclear submarine. The serial nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Oleg was built according to the improved Borey-A project and belongs to the fourth generation of nuclear-powered vessels created for the Russian Navy. The designer is "Rubin MT Central design Bureau," - the message emphasizes.
Earlier it was reported that the lead submarine of the project 955a "Prince Vladimir" after being accepted into the Navy on July 3, arrived at the main base of the submarine forces of the Northern fleet Gadzhievo.
From the first three "Borei" (submarines "Yuri Dolgoruky," "Alexander Nevsky" and "Vladimir Monomakh") cruisers of the project, 955A differ in less noise, more advanced systems of maneuvering and holding at depth, as well as weapons control. The submarines of projects 955 and 955A were developed by the Rubin marine engineering center. Each of them carries 16 Bulava Intercontinental ballistic missiles.