By TASS Russian news agency
“The Knyaz Oleg sailed to the White Sea late on May 30,” the source said.
Sevmash Shipyard, which builds the SSBN, refused comment.
It was initially planned that the Knyaz Oleg would join the fleet on the Navy Day on July 25. However, the source said it is unlikely, as the submerged submarine has yet to test fire Bulava ICBM from the Barents Sea at Kura range in Kamchatka.
The Russian Navy operates four SSBN of projects 955 and 955A. Besides the Knyaz Oleg, Sevmash is building another three SSBN. Each submarine carries 16 Bulava ICBM. Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov earlier said the Knyaz Oleg would join the Navy by the end of 2021.