#Russia's BS-64 Podmoskovye nuclear sub has been modernized for deep submergence missions.http://t.co/7UUiadn1sO pic.twitter.com/d8CvIoNMX5— Silver Surfer (@RobPulseNews) August 11, 2015
National Interest: Russia's Super Secret Spy Submarine Returns to Sea
Earlier this month, a Russian ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) called Podmoskovie slipped out of its pier at Severodvinsk for the first time in 16 years.
But BS-64 Podmoskovie—which was commissioned in 1986 as a Project 667BDRM Delfin-class (NATO: Delta IV) SSBN designated K-64—is no ordinary boomer. Over the course of nearly two decades, the massive submarine was modified to conduct special missions. But exactly what those missions might be remains somewhat of a mystery.
Podmoskovie was photographed leaving the shipyard for contractor sea trials on Oct. 22 by Oleg Kuleshov, who writes for the BMPD blog—a product of the Moscow-based Centre for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
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WNU Editor: I am willing to wager that this sub will be tapping a few undersea cables in the future.