Media: Russia for the first time put to sea the longest submarine in the world

Media: Russia for the first time put to sea the longest submarine in the world
Media: Russia for the first time put to sea the longest submarine in the world
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According to media reports, Russia has begun sea trials of the nuclear submarine K-329 "Belgorod" - the longest submarine in the world, serving as the carrier of the unmanned vehicle "Poseidon".

K-329 "Belgorod" / © TASS

According to the publication Naval News, the special-purpose submarine K-329 "Belgorod" went to sea for the first time. The submarine left Severodvinsk yesterday. This marks the beginning of sea trials, which are critical before the submarine is delivered to the Navy. There is no official confirmation of the information.

In April, a source in the military-industrial complex said that they plan to complete the test cycle of a special-purpose nuclear submarine by September. “A reactor has been launched on the boat, mooring tests are underway. Then there will be factory and state. By September, Belgorod should complete the entire test cycle,”he said.

The submarine K-329 "Belgorod" is the only representative of the 09852 project, developed as a carrier of the "Poseidon" submarine. The ship has a complex history. Initially, it was laid down as an Antey-class strike submarine, but then they decided to complete it according to a new project.

The changes made led to the fact that "Belgorod" became the longest submarine in the world: according to data from open sources, the length of the boat is 184 meters.

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The only larger type of submarine is the Project 941 Akula submarine. Now in service is only one such ship - TK-208 "Dmitry Donskoy", which is used for experimental purposes. In the foreseeable future, the submarine will be written off.

The main intrigue lies in the armament of the K-329 Belgorod, the aforementioned Poseidon nuclear torpedo. According to the data, it is the largest torpedo in the world, it is about 30 times heavier than a standard torpedo. The device has a nuclear power plant. Its main task is to deliver nuclear weapons to the shores of a potential enemy.

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The dimensions of the torpedo make it impossible to use it from the side of conventional submarines, so Russia has developed projects for special boats. The second carrier of "Poseidon" should be "Khabarovsk". It is assumed that the ship is significantly smaller than the "Belgorod" and does not stand out in this sense against the background of other submarines.

In May, one of the most significant events for the modern Russian Navy took place: the first nuclear-powered multipurpose submarine of project 885M - K-561 Kazan - was commissioned. Later, they showed the internal structure of the submarine.

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