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Russian Nuke Sub Goes on Duty

Russia's initial Borei-class ballistic missile submarine has been placed on active duty, Naval Technology reported on Tuesday.

Russia spent $713 million to build the Yuri Dolgoruky, which can be loaded with as many as 16 nuclear-tipped missiles. The vessel is to carry the Russian navy's new Bulava ballistic missile.

The Borei-class submarine Alexander Nevsky is being tried out at sea and could begin active operations next year in the navy's Pacific Fleet, according to RIA Novosti. The Vladimir Monomakh, meanwhile, has been placed in the water while construction continues.

A total of eight Borei and Borei A-class submarines are to be constructed before 2021.

NTI Analysis

  • Submarine Proliferation Resource Collection

    Oct. 21, 2013

    The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.

  • France Submarine Capabilities

    Aug. 15, 2013

    The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.

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Russia

This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

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