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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Borey-Class Nuclear Submarines to Serve Russian Fleet Until 2050

Borey-Class SSBNEight Borey-class nuclear submarines will join the Russian Navy by 2020 and will be the backbone of Russia’s marine nuclear forces.

"The Borey can serve up to 30 years with planned upkeep and modernization," Igor Vilnit told RIA Novosti in an interview.

The submarines are equipped with Bulava ballistic missiles, which can carry a nuclear warhead with an operational range of up to 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles).

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