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Russian Borei-A submarine Generalissimus Suvorov departs in Barents Sea for sea trials.

| 2022

According to information published by Tass on September 6, 2022, the Generalissimus Suvorov SSBN of Borei-A-class project 955A is undergoing trials in the Barents Sea, a defense industry source told TASS.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Launching ceremony of the Russian Borei-A class submarine Generalissimus Suvorov (Picture source: TV Zvezda)

The submarine Generalissimus Suvorov SSBN left Sevmash Shipyard for running trials in July.  The optimistic outcome may lead to its handover to the fleet by the New Year, the pessimistic in 2023, a defense industry source told.

"Generalissimo Suvorov" is a Russian 4th generation strategic nuclear submarine (cruiser). It is the sixth ship of Project 955A (09552) Borei-A and the third one under construction under the modernized Project 955A (09552) Borei-A.

The fifth boat, Knyaz Oleg, and Generalissimo Suvorov were laid down on July 27, and December 26, 2014, respectively, according to the Borei-A design.

On December 25, 2021, the ship was taken out of the slipway and launched on January 11, 2022, preparing for mooring tests. On July 20, 2022, the submarine began factory sea trials. Delivery to the Pacific Fleet is scheduled for July 2023.

The Borei submarines are approximately 170 meters (560 ft) long, 13 meters (43 ft) in diameter, and have a maximum submerged speed of at least 46 kilometers per hour (25 knots; 29 mph).

The main armament of the boats are 16 ballistic missiles R-30 "Bulava" in vertical silos, placed in two rows in 4 and 5 compartments. The covers of the missile silos are behind the fence of the retractable devices, unlike previous designs the silos are completely blended into the contours of the light hull, and the ships do not have a pronounced high missile banquet.

The Generalissimo Suvorov nuclear-powered strategic submarine, in addition to its new Bulava sea-based ICBM, is capable of carrying 6 to 10 individually guided nuclear blocks with pitch and yaw maneuver capability.

It is also armed with eight 533 mm bow torpedo tubes and six disposable non-rechargeable Barrage launchers for launching the hydroacoustic countermeasures MG-104 Brosok or MG-114 Beryl.

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