Second Russian Borei-class nuclear sub with 16 Bulava missiles combat ready

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The Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine, the second Borei-class vessel, has entered service with the Russian Navy combat ready forces, a Defense Ministry source told TASS on Tuesday.

“The submarine has successfully passed all the trials with test firing of all types of weapons. The vessel, armed with 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, has been commissioned with the Navy combat forces,” the source said.

TASS has received no official confirmation of the report yet.

The Alexander Nevsky submarine was delivered to the Navy in late 2013. The head Borei-class submarine of Project 955 – Yuri Dolgoruky, was delivered to the Navy in January 2013, however, the boat was commissioned with the Navy combat forces only in 2014. The Yuri Dolgoruky submarine is in service with the Northern Fleet.

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