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New Russian Borei class sub unveiled

Still about a year to go to get this new 'Boomer' class sub underway. It has the NATO code name of Borei.

The Borei class (or Borey; Russian: Борей, named after Boreas) is a nuclear-powered ballistic missile-carrying submarine (SSBN) currently in development by Russia. It is intended to replace the Delta III & Typhoon class in the Russian Navy.

Work on the first unit of the Borei class (officially designated Project 935) started in 1996. A new submarine-launched ballistic missile was developed in parallel, called the SS-N-28. However, the work on the SS-N-28 was abandoned, and a new missile called the SS-NX-30 Bulava was designed.

The submarine needed to be redesigned to accommodate the new missile, and the project name was changed to Project 955. They are being built in Sevmash by Rubin Design Bureau.

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Here are some more details of it. In Russian here

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By netchicken: posted on 20-4-2007

Here is the Russian Borei class sub in the water. note the huge sonar nose modernized for tests of a 4th generation sonar complex.

More pics here

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By netchicken: posted on 20-4-2007








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