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Sunday, September 20, 2015

GEOINT | Latest Developments at Russian Pacific Fleet Submarine Base - Rybachiy

Rybachiy areaIn coming few weeks, the first new Borei-class nuclear fueled ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Aleksandr Nevsky is going to touch base at the Rybachiy Submarine facility at Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Borei SSBNs are the most awaited replacement for ageing Delta-III SSBNs which are mostly deployed at Pacific Ocean.The entry of the Borei SSBNs marks the first noteworthy overhaul of the Russian Pacific Fleet SSBN power in over three decades.

In planning to accommodate these new submarines, satellite pictures show high speed overhauls in progress at various base piers, missile stacking docks and nuclear warhead storage areas.

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