‘Almost noiseless’ 3rd Russian nuclear-powered sub begins sea trials

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Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com

Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Vladimir Monomakh, recently began sea trials from the northern shipbuilding town of Severodvinsk.

The Russian nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh.

The official RIA Novosti news agency called the Vladimir Monomakh “super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless.”

The Borei-class SSBN is Russia’s first post-Soviet designed nuclear submarine.

Despite relatively straightforward design and engineering, the Vladimir Monomakh experienced repeated failures while test-launching Bulava ballistic missiles.

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