Kazan nuclear submarine to complete state tests by the end of the year

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Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said that the Northern fleet is now actively replenished with ships and submarines of the 4th generation

MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. The Kazan 885m nuclear submarine will complete all state tests by the end of the year. This was stated in an interview with the newspaper "Red star" commander of the Northern fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev.

"By the end of the year, it is planned to complete state tests of the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, which will also be part of one of the fleet's formations," he said.

The Vice Admiral said that the Northern fleet is now actively replenished with ships and submarines of the 4th generation. "Only this year, the newest strategic missile submarine of the Borey-A project, Knyaz Vladimir, and the first serial frigate of the 22350 project, Admiral of the fleet Kasatonov, have entered the combat system of the Northern fleet," Moiseev said.

The lead nuclear submarine of project 885m (Yasen-M) Kazan was laid down on July 24, 2009, launched on March 31, 2017, and is currently undergoing testing. The main armament of project 885/885M submarines is Kalibr-PL and/ or Onyx missiles.

Frigate " Admiral Golovko"

The project 22350 frigate Admiral Golovko is scheduled to join the Northern fleet by the end of next year, Alexander Moiseev said.

"In may of this year, another frigate of project 22350, Admiral Golovko, was launched at Severnaya Verf. It is expected that by the end of 2021, it will become part of the fleet and become the third frigate of this project, " he said.

He stressed that this will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the naval forces of the fleet and coastal groups.

Currently, the fleet is served by the lead frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov" and the first serial - "Admiral Kasatonov". The main armament of the ships is 16 universal launchers capable of using Kalibr, Onyx and Zircon cruise missiles. The second serial frigate "Admiral Golovko" is being tested. Five more frigates of the project are under construction at the Northern shipyard in St. Petersburg. Thus, to date, the total number of accepted and under construction ships of project 22350 has reached eight.

Tank units

Tank units of the Northern fleet (SF) are fully re-equipped with t-80BVM main battle tanks, the SF commander said.

"The fleet's tank units have already been fully re-equipped with modern T-80BVM tanks adapted for operation in the low temperatures of the Far North and the Arctic," he said.

According to him, equipping the Armed forces of the Russian Federation with the latest weapons that ensure the parry of modern threats is one of the main tasks. "The Northern fleet in this direction is no exception," the commander stressed.

The t-80BVM tank is an upgraded version of the t-80BV OBT. During the modernization of the vehicle, the main combat qualities were improved - firepower, security and mobility, as well as the control system was improved, as a result of which the tank began to meet modern requirements in all basic parameters.

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