TASS Russian news agency
“The missile launch was performed during a stage of the submarine’s state trials in the White Sea. The seaborne target was successfully hit by the warhead of the Oniks missile,”
Ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet’s White Sea naval base cordoned off the area.
The Kazan nuclear-powered attack submarine with the crew and a trial team onboard started another stage of its state trials on November 21. During the trials, the submarine fired a 3M-14 (SS-N-30) cruise missile of the Kalibr missile system against a coastal target.
The submarine is performing maneuvers in the above- and underwater positions at various depths at Northern Fleet ranges. While at sea, the crew will also test onboard systems, mechanisms, and armament.
After the Kazan completes its state trials, it will join the Russian Navy.
Today, the Russian Navy operates one Project 885 Yasen-class submarine, i.e. the K-560 Severodvinsk. It was laid down by the Sevmash Shipyard on December 21, 1993, launched on June 15, 2010 and made operational with the Northern Fleet on July 17, 2014.
The Project 885M submarine K-561 Kazan was laid down on July 24, 2009 and launched on March 31, 2017. It is currently undergoing trials. The submarine is expected to join the Northern Fleet by the yearend.