Russian Navy’s Sevmash OJSC new generation project Yasen-M started with the keel laying ceremony for the multipurpose nuclear submarine Arkhangelsk.
Designed by the St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Central Design Bureau, the vessel features many innovative technical solutions used for the first time in submarine shipbuilding, reports PortNews. It is the fifth in the series of Yasen class ships.
The multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines – Kazan, Novosibirsk and Krasonyarsk – are under construction at the Severodvinsk shipyard in the framework of the upgraded Yasen-M project. The changes are connected with the element base of the electronic weapons system, modernized equipment and materials, which will be supplied exclusively by Russian produces, according to ITAR TASS.
Russia plans to make Yasen-class subs the main multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines in the Russian military. Sevmash will build eight Yasen-class subs with cruise missiles by 2020.
Naval Today Staff, Image: Sevmash OJSC