The first nuclear submarine ballistic missile Project 955 Borei class, the Yury Dolgoruky, will be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2013 and not in 2012 as originally planned, said to reporters Monday the Russian Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov .
"We expect that the first nuclear submarine Yury Dolgoruky Borei class is adopted by the army in 2013," said the minister after a meeting of the committee of the State Duma (lower house of parliament Russian) in charge of the defense.
Serdyukov was also hoped that the Alexander Nevski, the second submarine of Borei class, would be deployed in the Pacific in 2014.
Capable of firing ballistic missiles Bulava , submarines Borei class form the basis of strategic Russian Maritime Forces after the disposal of submarine classes Akoula (Typhoon according to NATO code) and Kalmar and Mourena (Delta and Delta-3-4 according to NATO) in 2018.
Sevmach the Russian shipyard in Severodvinsk (north) currently hosts three submarines of this class in various stages of construction (Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh). The fourth submarine, named unofficially Sviatitel Nikolai (Saint Nicolas), will be the first ship new Borei class A, whose characteristics are superior to those of the Borei class. Total Sevmach plans to build eight submarines Borei and Borei class A.