Russia will receive and commission at least eight Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarines by 2020, Russian Navy chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky has said.
The nuclear submarines are capable of engaging submarines, surface warships and land-based targets, and are designed to launch a range of long-range cruise missiles with conventional or nuclear warheads.
The submarine weaponry includes 24 cruise missiles and eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles, according to RIA Novosti.
The first Graney submarine, the Severodvinsk, will begin sea trials in the White Sea this month, and is expected to enter service by the end of 2011.
How well do you really know your competitors?
Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.
Your download email will arrive shortly
Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample
We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below formBy GlobalData
The second vessel, the Kazan, is being built at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk, while the construction of the third Graney class submarine will begin in 2011.