MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Russian Navy received two nuclear-powered submarine cruisers to bolster the country’s maritime nuclear deterrent forces and a large diesel-electric submarine in the last quarter of 2021, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense said on Thursday. Defense, Alexey Krivoruchko.
“Two new nuclear-powered submarines and a large diesel-electric submarine have been delivered to the navy,” Krivoruchko told Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the only day of production acceptance. military.
These are the Project 885M Novosibirsk nuclear-powered submarine, the Project 955A nuclear-powered strategic submarine Knyaz Oleg and the Project 636.3 Magadan diesel-electric submarine, the defense official said.
The Russian Navy also received two new combat boats, a Monolit-BR coastal missile and radar system, four new and four repaired naval aviation aircraft, Krivoruchko said.
In a ceremony led by Russia’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief on December 21, the naval flags were solemnly raised aboard the improved Project 955A (Borei-A), Knyaz Oleg’s first nuclear-powered strategic submarine cruiser, equipped with ballistic missiles and Project 885M (Yasen-M), Novosibirsk’s first mass-produced nuclear submarine armed with cruise missiles, he said.
The last Russian nuclear submarines
“The fourth-generation nuclear-powered strategic submarine cruiser Knyaz Oleg which has joined the maritime nuclear deterrent forces is equipped with advanced missile armaments capable of launching missile strikes against strategically vital military and industrial installations for the enemy,” the Deputy Defense Minister said.
Compared to its predecessors, the Novosibirsk multi-purpose nuclear submarine carries universal launchers that can fire Oniks anti-ship missiles, Tsirkon hypersonic weapons or Kalibr cruise missiles. It also has high stealth, improved maneuvering systems and advanced communications and sonar, the deputy defense minister said.