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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Russia's planning on upgraded nuclear submarines

RFS Aleksandr Nevsky12 Project 955 "Borei" submaines. Eight 955s have been ordered under the SAP 2020. Four more are planned after 2020.

The Borei has a compact and integrated hydrodynamically efficient hull for reduced broadband noise and the first ever use of pump-jet propulsion on a Russian nuclear submarine. The Borei submarines are approximately 170 metres (560 ft) long.

They have a maximum submerged speed of at least 46 kilometres per hour (25 kn; 29 mph). They are equipped with a floating rescue chamber designed to fit in the whole crew.

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