Two Russian nuclear subs to complete sea trials this summer — source

January 8, 2019


MOSCOW, January 8. /TASS/. Russia’s newest nuclear submarines, Prince Vladimir (Project 955A, the Borei-A class) and Kazan (Project 885M, the Yasen-M class) will complete the manufacturer’s sea trials in summer, a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday.

“At present, the sea trials of the two submarines were suspended due to ice conditions at the Russian Navy’s testing zones in northern seas. The trials will continue and be completed in summer,” the source said.

“From the very outset, those trials were scheduled for completion in summer, due to a vast amount of tests to be carried out on new systems installed on the modernized submarines,” he added.

TASS has been unable to officially confirm this information at the time of the publication.

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