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The Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk floated the Krasnoyarsk Yasen-M-class SSGN of the 885M project, TASS reports from the site.

By Russian news agency TASS

“The plans for the submarine have been formed and the crew prepared. I am sure Sevmash will commission the SSGN in time.

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov

United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) chief Alexey Rakhmanov said Sevmash was working to speed up production of nuclear submarines from 9 to 14 months. “The shipyard must reduce the construction time of serial submarines from 9 to 14 months”, he said adding that USC was helping the shipyard.

Sevmash plans to launch three submarines by the end of the year. It has been in charge for ten years, said the director of the shipyard Mikhail Budnichenko.

“We have to put three submarines into service this year. There is work for ten years.

Mikhail Budnichenko, director of the Sevmash shipyard

The Navy is due to receive Project 885M’s SSGN Novosibirsk, Project 955A Knyaz Oleg Borey-A-class SSBN, and Project 09852’s specially designated nuclear submarine Belgorod by the end of the year.

The Krasnoyarsk is the second serial submarine of the 885M project. It was landed on July 27, 2014. The Russian Navy operates the Severodvinsk K-560 Yasen-class SSGN of Project 885. It was landed by Sevmash on December 21, 1993, floated on June 15, 2010 and commissioned on July 17. 2014. The Navy also received the Kazan K-561 SSGN from the 885M project. It was installed on July 24, 2009 and put into circulation on March 31, 2017.

The Severodvinsk and the Kazan operate in the Northern Fleet. The first serial Novosibirsk SSGN of the 885M project landed on July 26, 2013 and floated on December 25, 2019. It will be the first-class SSGN in the Pacific fleet.

Sevmash is building six other SSGNs of the 885M project – the Krasnoyarsk, the Arkhangelsk (laying March 19, 2015), the Perm (laying July 29, 2016), the Ulyanovsk (laying July 28, 2017), the Voronezh and the Vladivostok ( both installed on July 20, 2020). The 885M series of eight SSGNs are due for completion in 2028 when the Vladivostok joins the Navy.

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