Russia launched the first production submarine of the new generation of project 885M

Russia launched the first production submarine of the new generation of project 885M
Russia launched the first production submarine of the new generation of project 885M
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The newest Russian submarine K-573 "Novosibirsk" has entered the factory sea trials. They want to transfer the ship to the fleet in 2021.

K-573 "Novosibirsk" / © TASS

Russia has begun factory sea trials of the Novosibirsk nuclear submarine, one of the most advanced Russian multipurpose submarines. "The nuclear submarine" Novosibirsk "on July 1 for the first time entered the White Sea for factory sea trials," an informed source told TASS.

Earlier, the head of "Sevmash" Mikhail Budnichenko said that after the completion of the factory sea trials, they would start state tests. They want to transfer the ship to the fleet in 2021.

Initially, they wanted to give the ship the name "Ufa", but later decided to call it "Novosibirsk". The groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 26, 2013. The boat was launched on December 25, 2019.

K-573 "Novosibirsk" is the third ship of the family and the first serial submarine, made according to the modernized project 885M. The first representative of this subfamily, the K-561 Kazan boat, entered service in May. The very first representative of Project 885 was the K-560 Severodvinsk submarine. It was commissioned back in 2014.

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Submarines of project 885 / 885M belong to the fourth, the last generation of nuclear submarines today. This is the only Russian ship of this type (US submarines of the fourth generation are represented by the projects of the multipurpose nuclear submarines Virginia and Seawolf). Among the main features of the new generation submarines is the extremely low noise level, which makes it difficult to detect submarines and increases their survivability.

According to information from open sources, the project 885 boat has a one-and-a-half-hull structure with a light hull only in the bow and with a superstructure in the area of ​​the missile silos. A rubber coating was applied to the hull, which reduces the noise of the nuclear submarine, and also reduces the reflection of sonar signals.

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The project 885 submarine has a displacement (surface) of 8600 tons, its length is 139 meters. If you believe the media, the submarine of the modernized project is slightly smaller.

A distinctive feature of Project 885 is its extremely powerful and versatile weapons. The boat has ten 533 mm torpedo tubes located at an angle on the side in the area of ​​the retractable fencing. Eight vertical missile silos are installed behind the fence. The missile armament includes the Onyx, Caliber and (in the future) the Zircon hypersonic complexes.

Recently, another important event for Russia took place - the longest submarine in the world was brought to sea for the first time.

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