The Russian Navy will get the first improved Borei-A-class (NATO Reporting Name: Dolgorukiy class) strategic nuclear submarine Prince Vladimir in 2019, Russian News Agency, Tass, reported 25 April.
Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk said:
“The sub will have to undergo a wide range of trials, including those that were not held before”
The nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine was originally expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2017, however, its delivery date was later rescheduled for 2018.
Prince Vladimir was laid down on 30 July 2012 and floated out on 17 November 2017.
Currently, three Borei-class submarines are already in service with the Russian Navy, with Prince Vladimir being the fourth submarine in the series of eight.
Each Borei-class submarine carries 16 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM).