TASS Russian news agency
The Russian Navy received two nuclear-powered submarines to bolster the country’s seaborne nuclear deterrence forces and a large diesel-electric submarine in the fourth quarter of 2021, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko revealed.
“Two new nuclear-powered submarines and a large diesel-electric sub were delivered to the Navy,” Krivoruchko reported to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during the single military output acceptance day.
These are the Project 885M nuclear-powered submarine Novosibirsk, the Project 955A nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Oleg and the Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Magadan, he specified.
The Russian Navy also received two new combat boats, a Monolit-BR coastal radar and missile system, four new and four repaired naval aviation aircraft, Krivoruchko noted.
At a ceremony directed by the supreme commander-in-chief on December 21, the naval flags were solemnly raised aboard the Project 955A nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg and the Project 885M nuclear-powered attack submarine Novosibirsk, he added.
“The fourth-generation nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Oleg that has joined the seaborne nuclear deterrence forces has advanced missile systems that are capable of delivering missile strikes against enemy strategically vital military and industrial facilities,”
Alexei Krivoruchko, Russian Deputy Defense Minister
Unlike its predecessors, the multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Novosibirsk carries versatile launchers that can fire Onyx anti-ship, Tsirkon hypersonic, or Kalibr cruise missiles. It also features high stealth, improved maneuvering systems, and advanced communications and sonars.