TASS News Agency
The Generalissimus Suvorov SSBN of Borei-A-class project 955A for the first time sailed out to the White Sea for factory trials, a shipbuilding source told TASS:
“The nuclear-powered submarine Generalissimus Suvorov sailed to the White Sea from Sevmash Shipyard for factory trials for the first time. The tests will assess the submarine’s seaworthiness and operational features and their compliance with the designed characteristics,”
After a host of various tests, the state-of-the-art nuclear-powered submarine will begin acceptance trials with practical checks of all its armaments, the source specified.
“Pursuant to the existing plans, the Generalissimus Suvorov is set to join the Russian Navy by the end of 2022,” the source said.
TASS has no official confirmation of the report.
The Generalissimus Suvorov SSBN was laid by Sevmash Shipyard on December 26, 2014. The sub belongs to the fourth generation of nuclear-powered submarines developed for the Russian Navy under the improved Borey-A project designed by the St. Petersburg-based Rubin Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering.
The project features fundamentally new technical solutions, improved equipment, reduced physical fields and enhanced protection and indigenous components.
The submarine will join the Pacific Fleet after passing the trials.
Borei-A-class lead submarine the Knyaz Vladimir was delivered to the Russian Navy on June 12, 2020. The first serial Knyaz Oleg SSBN was handed over to the Navy on December 21, 2021. Borei- and improved Borei-A-class submarines carry 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles and 533mm torpedoes.
Compared to the baseline Borei series, Borei-A subs feature better acoustic stealth, maneuvering and deep-sea running capabilities and an improved armament control system.