Russian Navy’s Project 955A / Borei-A class ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg began sea trials on May 30, Russian TASS reported.
Russian Navy planned to commission it on July 25, 2021, during the Russian Navy Day, but the boat have not conducted a lot of tests yet, including Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile firing. After the sea trials and firing tests, it will probably be commissioned in 2022.
The Bulava ICBM firing test will be done in the Barents Sea from a submerged position at a target at the Kura training ground in Kamchatka according to TASS.
Currently, the Russian Navy has four Project 955 / 955A class submarines in active service. In addition to “Knyaz Oleg”, three more boats of project 955A are at “Sevmash Shipyard” in different stages of construction.
The Knyaz Oleg is the improved Project 955A (Borei-A) first serial-produced fourth-generation submarine that was floated out on July 16 last year. The submarines of this class are designed to make the basis of Russia’s seaborne strategic nuclear forces. They carry 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles as their basic armament. Yasen-class submarines carry Kalibr-PL and Oniks cruise missiles as their strike weapons.
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