In Russia, laid down two strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation

In Russia, laid down two strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation
In Russia, laid down two strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation

The laying down of two Project 955 strategic nuclear submarines took place at once - the ships Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin. They will become the ninth and tenth submarines of the Borey program.

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A milestone event for the Russian shipbuilding industry took place: two strategic submarines of the fourth generation Borey-A were laid down at the Severodvinsk Severny Machine-Building Enterprise. The event became part of the ceremony for laying down warships for the Navy at leading shipyards.

"Dmitry Donskoy" and "Prince Potemkin" belong to the project 955A "Borey-A". Submarines of this type are the most advanced strategic nuclear submarines in the arsenal of the Russian Navy.


The Ministry of Defense and the United Shipbuilding Corporation signed an agreement on the construction of two new serial Project 955A strategic missile submarines last summer. The contractual deadline for the delivery of the ships is 2026 and 2027.

Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin became the sixth and seventh nuclear submarines of the Borey-A project. If we talk about the Borey program as a whole, then this is the ninth and tenth such ships.


Representatives of Project 955 "Borey" are the world's only strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation (American Ohaio are classified as the third). In addition, this is one of two types of fourth-generation boats that Russia has: the second type is Project 885 multipurpose submarines.

Project 955 has a long history. They actually started designing boats back in the USSR. The lead ship, K-535 Yuri Dolgoruky, was laid down in 1996 (the boat was handed over to the Navy in 2013). Two years later, they decided to abandon the Bark missile in favor of the Bulava with different dimensions, for this they had to redesign the submarine.

In November 2017, the first ship built according to the upgraded project 955A "Borey-A", "Prince Vladimir", was launched. The modernization has affected such key parameters as noise, maneuvering, holding at depth and weapon control. At the same time, the composition of the weapons, contrary to the previously mentioned data, has not changed: like the first ships of Project 955, newer submarines carry 16 Bulava ballistic missiles.

The Americans want their own strategic boats of the fourth generation. Now the United States is actively developing a new ship of the Columbia type: the contract for the creation of the first such submarines was signed last year. They want to start operating the lead boat in 2031.

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