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    Keel-Laying of Russia's Knyaz Vladimir Submarine Set for Summer 2017 - Commander

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    Russia's Project 955A Borei II-class ballistic missile submarine will be laid down in summer 2017, Navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Korolev said Friday.

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    SEVERODVINSK (Sputnik) — Russia's Project 955A Borei II-class ballistic missile submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, will be laid down this summer, Navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Korolev said Friday.

    "In the summer of this year," Korolev told reporters when asked about the plans.

    By 2020, the Russian Navy plans to operate a total of eight Borei-class strategic submarines.

    Currently there are four Borei-class submarines in the Russian Navy.

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