Russia Launches New Ballistic Missile Submarine

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On November 17, the Russian Navy celebrated the launch of its new Borei-A-class nuclear-powered submarine, the Prince Vladimir, from the Sevmash Shipyard in the Arkhangelsk region. In comparison to three current Borei-class subs produced under the Project 955 program, the new generation will carry four additional missile tubes for Russia’s SS-N-32 Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, for a total of 20 launch tubes, and feature improved stealth capabilities and a reduced sound signature. At least eight Borei-class submarines are scheduled to be built.