Silent sub: Russian noiseless Borei class nuclear submarine immersed

Borei class nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomah at the “Sevmash” shipyard before its launch in Severodvinsk. (RIA Novosti/A. Petrov)RT News

Super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been put in water to become the third ship of the Borei project. The cruiser is about to begin sea trials and mooring to become fully operational in 2013.

Vladimir Monomakh was laid down at Russia’s largest shipbuilding complex Sevmash, located on the shores of the White Sea in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia on March 19, 2006 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet.

Borei-class submarine

Length: 170 m
Beam: 13.5 m
Draught: 10 m
Test depth: 450 m
14,720 tons surfaced
24,000 tons submerged
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h)
Complement: 107 (55 officers)
Armament: 16-20 × Bulava SLBMs
6 × 533 mm torpedo tubes

It belongs to a class of missile strategic submarine cruisers with a new generation of nuclear reactor, which allows the submarine to dive to a depth of 480 meters. It can spend up to three months in autonomous navigation and, thanks to the latest achievements in the reduction of noise, it is almost silent compared to previous generations of submarines.

The submarine is armed with the new missile system, which has from 16 to 20 solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles Bulava (SS-NX-30 by NATO classification). The rocket is able to overcome any prospective missile defense system.

On August 27, 2011, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on a successful test of Bulava to investigate its maximum range. The missile was launched from the White Sea, flew 9,300km in just 33 minutes, and then fell in the specified area in the Pacific Ocean.

All Borei class submarines are equipped with a floating rescue chamber designed to fit in the whole crew.

Nuclear submarine (NS) "Yuri Dolgoruky" undergoing sea trials. (RIA Novosti)
Nuclear submarine (NS) “Yuri Dolgoruky” undergoing sea trials. (RIA Novosti)

The Borei family

The first and head submarine of Borei class, Yury Dolgoruky, has already completed the test program and is to be officially adopted by the Russian Navy on Sunday. Construction of the missile carrier is approximately estimated at around US$770 million, while other Borei class submarines are believed to cost less.

“The hoisting of the flag and the signing of the acceptance act is to be adopted at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on Sunday, December 30,” the Rubin design bureau that designed the submarine said in a statement on Saturday.

Another missile cruiser of this project, the Aleksandr Nevsky, is undergoing tests, according to Borisov. While a fourth, more advanced submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, with enhanced technical characteristics and increased ammunition is currently being built.

Over the next eight years Russia plans to have built 10 Borei class submarines altogether, according to the state armaments program of 2011-2020. All Borei class submarines are believed to provide a basis of naval strategic nuclear forces of Russia in the coming decades.

The nuclear submarine (NS) "Yuri Dolgoruky" in the area of the JSC "Sevmash". (RIA Novosti)
The nuclear submarine (NS) “Yuri Dolgoruky” in the area of the JSC “Sevmash”. (RIA Novosti)

4 thoughts on “Silent sub: Russian noiseless Borei class nuclear submarine immersed

  1. And the Communist News Media wants the American people to believe we are the only Super Power… The truth of the matter is that our military is secretly being defanged whereby we will be or already are an imaginary superpower and most vulnerable to annihilation.

    A little side note to our Russian friends. When the Zionist are done with you they will throw you under the bus so fast you won’t even get a chance to smell the fumes before your lights go out… Don’t think for a moment that you are all powerful and invincible… By the way, nice submarine Russkis.

    The Communist traitors in congress are setting up the American People to either surrender to the New World Order or be wiped of the face of the Earth.

    The Pinko Thugs can kiss my ass. They’ll contaminate the whole earth for the sake of being able to claim that they are king of the hill? Not!


  2. These new Submarines are nothing, the Russian Federation is developing even more sophisticated ICBM’s the U S has not developed a New ICBM in over ten years. Several months ago the Russians had a attack submarine in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks and the U S navy knew nothing of it until the Russian were departing from the Gulf, only then did the the Russian sub make its present known. talk about some red faces at the DOD … sweet …..

  3. Shades of “Red Oktober”. While we’ve been fighting a ground war over oil, opium, & the boogie man, our strategic defenses have rotted in-place. Russians know this and have & always will take advantage of it.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they blew tanks & surfaced this boat in the middle of the Potomac some day. Of course the Magic Messiah would hand them the key to the Lincoln Bedroom, asking them to stay. Then true to his form, he could then pimp out Feinstein, Pelosi & Boxer to the crew.

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