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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 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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