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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Russia To Finish Building ‘World’s Stealthiest’ Submarines By 2023

Project 885 (Yasen) class SSNRussia is going to complete building a series of seven Yasen-class nuclear submarines by 2023. The confirmation comes from Vladimir Dorofeyev, CEO of the Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau.

It is believed that the Yasen-class vessels are the “stealthiest submarines” in the world. The submarines will be 13.5 meters wide, 119 meters long and 9.4 meters high. They will have a maximum speed of 31 knots submerged and 16 knots surfaced. The Yase-class submarines, touted as a deserving counterpart to the Seawolf- and Virginia-class submarines owned by the U.S. Navy, would upgrade the Russian navy's fleet.

Previous reports suggested that eight Yasen-class submarines would be constructed by 2020. Viktor Chirkov, commander-in-chief of the Russian navy, said the series would continue even beyond the 2020 deadline.

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