The upgraded nuclear submarine “Prince Oleg” will begin sea trials next month. It was laid in 2014, but construction was delayed due to supply problems. In July 2020, the submarine was launched. It was assumed that it would enter service by the Day of the Navy, but, according to the journalist, this is unlikely to happen in time.
Suciu recalled that “Prince Oleg” is not the first submarine of the modernized project 955A “Borey-A.” Another nuclear submarine, “Prince Vladimir,” of the same class, joined the Navy last June. This strategic submarine is the fourth generation of nuclear-powered submarines built for the Russian Navy. Their main goal is the destruction of enemy cities, even if other nuclear forces are destroyed, the expert said. Today, Russia operates a total of four submarines of the project 955 “Borey”/955A “Borey-A,” and three more submarines of this type are at various stages of construction. Each of them has 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles in its arsenal.