Yasen-M Class SSGN ‘Novosibirsk’ Begins Its Sea Trials

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The Project 885M Yasen-M class nuclear-powered attack submarine Novosibirsk has gone to the White Sea for shipbuilders sea trials for the first time, a source in Russia’s defense industry told TASS.​

Martin Manaranche 02 Jul 2021
By TASS Russian news agency

“On July 1, the Novosibirsk submarine went to the While Sea for shipbuilders sea trials for the first time,” the source said.

The press office of the Sevmash Shipyard refused to comment on the information provided by the source.

Earlier, Head of the Sevmash Shipyard Mikhail Budnichenko told TASS that after the shipbuilders sea trials the submarine would begin state tests. It is planned to be delivered to the Navy at the end of 2021.

 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the start via a video linkup to the ceremony of raising the naval flags aboard the latest nuclear-powered submarines Knyaz Oleg and Novosibirsk during the Defense Ministry’s enlarged board meeting on Tuesday.

The ceremony of hoisting the naval flags aboard the improved Project 955A (Borei-A) first serial-built strategic nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Knyaz Oleg and the Project 885M (Yasen-M) first serial-built nuclear-powered sub Novosibirsk was held in Severodvinsk in Russia’s northwest. Putin watched the ceremony via a video linkup while Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov and Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko were present at the subs’ launch site.
 
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