Two nuclear-powered submarines to enter Russian Navy in 2023: Official
The two submarines are being built by the Sevmash shipbuilding corporation, a subsidiary of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
Aleksey Rakhmanov, CEO of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), revealed that Emperor Alexander III and the Krasnoyarsk nuclear-powered submarines will enter service with the Russian Navy later in 2023.
According to the state-run Russian news agency TASS, the two submarines are being built by the Sevmash shipbuilding corporation, a subsidiary of USC.
"Sevmash is expected to deliver one nuclear sub of the Borey-A class (the Emperor Alexander III) and one nuclear sub of the Yasen-M class (Krasnoyarsk)," Rakhmanov told TASS in an interview.
The Russian official added that "the Admiralty Shipyard will hand over three diesel-electric submarines of the Lada class and the Varshavyanka class."
TASS specified that Borey-A nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarines "are designed to become the mainstay of Russia’s seaborne strategic nuclear forces. They carry 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles as their basic armament."
On the other hand, Yasen-M multi-purpose nuclear-powered subs carry Kalibr-PL and Oniks cruise missiles as their basic strike weapons, the news agency indicated.