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Russia on Tuesday launched a new nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine after a short delay caused by technical reasons

Russia on Tuesday launched a new nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine after a short delay caused by technical reasons

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankRussia on Tuesday launched a new nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine after a short delay caused by technical reasons
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Russia on Tuesday launched a new nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine after a short delay caused by technical reasons
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in the port of Severodvinsk to attend the official float-out ceremony.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in the port of Severodvinsk to attend the official float-out ceremony.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe construction of the Severodvinsk, the first Project 885 Yasen (Graney) class submarine, began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks.
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The construction of the Severodvinsk, the first Project 885 Yasen (Graney) class submarine, began in 1993 at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk but has since been dogged by financial setbacks.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankRussia planned to float out the submarine on May 7 to mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in May 1945.
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Russia planned to float out the submarine on May 7 to mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in May 1945.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankRussian experts believe that the commissioning of Graney class would significantly increase combat capabilities of the Russian Navy.
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Russian experts believe that the commissioning of Graney class would significantly increase combat capabilities of the Russian Navy.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankGraney class nuclear submarines are designed to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km) with nuclear warheads, and effectively engage submarines, surface warships and land-based targets.
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Graney class nuclear submarines are designed to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km) with nuclear warheads, and effectively engage submarines, surface warships and land-based targets.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe submarine's armament includes 24 cruise missiles, including the 3M51 Alfa SLCM, the SS-NX-26 Oniks SLCM or the SS-N-21 Granat/Sampson SLCM. It is also equipped with eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles such as SS-N-16 Stallion.
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The submarine's armament includes 24 cruise missiles, including the 3M51 Alfa SLCM, the SS-NX-26 Oniks SLCM or the SS-N-21 Granat/Sampson SLCM. It is also equipped with eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles such as SS-N-16 Stallion.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe Severodvinsk is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy by late 2010 - early 2011.
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The Severodvinsk is expected to enter service with the Russian Navy by late 2010 - early 2011.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe construction of the second sub in the series, the Kazan, is under way at the Sevmash shipyard.
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The construction of the second sub in the series, the Kazan, is under way at the Sevmash shipyard.
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