(FreedomBeacon.com)- The 19fortyfive website asks why Russia’s new Borei-A Class Submarine appears dangerous.
The Soviet Navy boasted the world’s largest fleet of submarines during the Cold War. The Soviet Union produced 727 submarines between 1945 and 1991, 235 of which had nuclear propulsion. The Russian Navy currently commands one of the largest submarine fleets with an estimated 58 vessels, around a dozen of which are nuclear-powered, even though its overall size is significantly smaller.
The Kremlin has tried to update its submarines, but it is also working to build even more advanced vessels. The Generalissimus Suvorov, a Borei-class (Project 955A) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine created by the Rubin Design Bureau and produced by the Sevmash for the Russian Navy, is one example of this.
The boat was laid down at the Sevmash Shipyard (a division of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in late December 2014 and was given the name Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov in honor of the last “Generalissimo,” a title higher than field marshal, who served as a Prince of the Russian Empire in the 18th century.
According to Monday’s report from Russian state media, the Generalissimus Suvorov had completed all phases of testing in the White Sea. The RSM-56 Bulava (NATO reporting name: SS-N-32) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was successfully fired by the submarine last week in the northern White Sea as part of final testing. The Kamchatka Peninsula’s Kura range is where the missile successfully connected with its target.
According to Sevmash Shipyard CEO Mikhail Budnichenko, the ship’s crew and the delivery team from the shipyard have thoroughly drilled the duties. Generalissimus Suvorov has successfully completed all phases of trials and has deployed to the sea multiple times. Systems on the ship have undergone several tests, who spoke to Tass.
According to Budnichenko, this most recent nuclear-powered submarine is currently being prepped for transfer to the Russian Navy.
The Generalissimus Suvorov is the second submarine of the Borei-A class to be constructed for the Russian Navy. Moscow claims to have state-of-the-art sonar, navigation, radio engineering, and weapons systems for missiles and torpedoes.
Eight 533mm torpedoes, six non-rechargeable disposable Barrage launchers, and sixteen Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles are all carried.