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    Russia Floats Out 2nd Yasen-Class Project 885 Submarine

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    Russia's second upgraded Yasen-class project 885M submarine, the Kazan, has been floated out at the Sevmash shipbuilder in northwestern Russia, a Sputnik correspondent reported Friday.

    SEVERODVINSK (Arkhangelsk Region) (Sputnik) — Sevmash Director General Mikhail Budnichenko gave the float-out command, followed by Сapt. 1st Rank Aleksander Beketov breaking a champagne bottle over the Kazan's bow in the ceremonial launch, the correspondent reports.

    The Russian Navy is currently equipped with one Yasen-class submarine, the Severodvinsk. The Severodvinsk has a submerged displacement of 13,800 tons, a length of 119 meters, can travel up to 31 knots, and can dive to 600 meters.

    Russia plans to have at least eight Yasen class cruise-missile carrying attack vessels in its submarine fleet.

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