Yury Dolgoruky nuclear submarine. © Photo cortesy of the Sevmash shipyard’s press service
Silent Sub: Russian Noiseless Borei Class Nuclear Submarine Immersed -- RT
Super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh has been put in water to become the third ship of the Borei project. The cruiser is about to begin sea trials and mooring to become fully operational in 2013.
Vladimir Monomakh was laid down at Russia’s largest shipbuilding complex Sevmash, located on the shores of the White Sea in the town of Severodvinsk in northern Russia on March 19, 2006 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet.
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Update #1: First Borey Class Nuclear Sub to Join Russian Navy on Sunday -- RIA Novosti
Update #2: Cutting-edge sub as New Year’s present -- Voice of Russia
My Comment: While Russia continues with their nuclear submarine expansion .... U.S. anti-submarine capability is eroding.