Leading Yasen-M Nuclear Submarine Entered Service With Russian Navy
On May 7th, the nuclear submarine “Kazan” has been taken into service with Russian Navy, according to the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry.
“Today in Severodvinsk at the Sevmash enterprise under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the fourth generation Kazan nuclear submarine (APC) of the Yasen-M project was held,” the department reported.
On May 5, the successful completion of the tests of the Kazan nuclear submarine was approved. According to the reports the submarine was handed over to the fleet according to the schedule. On March 4, the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) announced that Kazan had passed all the tests and was ready to be handed over to the fleet.
“The project of the ” Kazan “was developed by the design and development bureau ” Malakhit ” and has effective strike and electronic weapons, which allows to perform tasks in all regions of the World Ocean”, – said Evmenov at the ceremony.
Kazan is the lead submarine of the new project Yasen-M that was launched in 2017.
Multipurpose nuclear submarines of the project Yasen-M are carriers of Onyx and / or Caliber cruise missiles. It is also planned to equip them with Zircon hypersonic missiles.
Moreover, on March 19, Evmenov announced that the Russian Navy will receive three nuclear submarines in service in 2021.
“By the end of the year, the Russian Navy will receive the Knyaz Oleg strategic missile submarine of the Borei-A project, the Kazan and Novosibirsk nuclear submarines of the Yasen project, which are being built at the Sevmash enterprise. This year, two strategic missile submarines, Prince Potemkin and Dmitry Donskoy, will also be laid down,” – said Evmenov.
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