The Russian Navy will receive two new nuclear submarines in 2017, as stated by the Russian Navy’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk, TASS reported.
“In 2017, the first improved Project 955-A submarine and the Yasen-M will be floated out," Bursuk stated.
Work began on the Project 955A Prince Vladimir nuclear submarine in 2012 and, upon its completion, it will become Russia’s fourth Borey-class underwater cruiser. Russia plans to eventually acquire eight such submarines.
The Prince Vladimir will join the Prince Oleg, the Generalissimus Suvorov, and the Emporer Alexander III as the Russian Navy’s Boyer-class submarines, each of which carries 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The Russian Navy will also receive a Project 885-M Yasen-M underwater carrier, called the Kazan, which will join the Severodvinsk. Overall, Russia plans to build seven Yasen submarines.