New multipurpose sub ready for action
The crew of the «Severodvinsk», the country’s first Yasen-class (project 885) sub, has undergone all required testing and is now combat-prepared, a press release from the Navy press service says.
The training has included a wide range of tests of crew and equipment, including deep-water submergence. For the first time, a new resurfacing rescue chamber has been included in the training, the Navy informs.
The 120 meter long ”Severodvinsk” was commissioned in December 2013. It will be followed by another four Yasen-class vessels, the first of which, the «Kazan», is due to be completed in 2016.
The new multipurpose subs are all built at the Sevmash yard in Severodvinsk, northern Russia.