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Russia’s first Project 995A Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) is set to be launched on November 17 in Severodvinsk. The vessel, called Prince Vladimir (Князь Владимир—transliterated as Knyaz Vladimir) is an improved version of the original Project 955 SSBN, three of which have been completed for the Russian Navy.

Compared to the three older Project 995 boats, Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew. Like its predecessors, the new SSBN will be armed with 16 D-30 Bulava submarine launched ballistic missiles. Prince Vladimir is the first of five Project 995A ballistic missile submarines to be built for the Russian Navy. The remainder of the Project 995A boats—Prince Oleg, Generalissimus Suvorov, Emperor Alexander III and Prince Pozharsky are in various stages of construction.

However, the Russians are continuing the development of the Project 995 class beyond the eight vessels that have either been built or are in construction. Recently, Russia’s chief of the general staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov announced that the Kremlin would develop a third iteration of the Borei design—the Project 995B. “Work to create the advanced Borei-B nuclear-powered missile underwater cruiser has started,” Gerasimov said at a Defense Ministry Board meeting according to the TASS news agency.

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