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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Second Russian Borei-class nuclear sub with 16 Bulava missiles combat ready — source

Alexander Nevsky (K-550) SSBNThe Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine, the second Borei-class vessel, has entered service with the Russian Navy combat ready forces, a Defense Ministry source told TASS on Tuesday.

"The submarine has successfully passed all the trials with test firing of all types of weapons. The vessel, armed with 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, has been commissioned with the Navy combat forces," the source said.

TASS has received no official confirmation of the report yet.

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