Russia launched construction of another two Yasen-M class subs

Source : 112 Ukraine

All submarines of this class are built at Sevmash yard in Severodvinsk, northern Russia
13:50, 22 July 2020

Yasen-M submarine
112 Agency

Recent news reports from Norway state that the neighboring Russia began to construct two brand new submarines. According to The Barents Observer, the Yasen-M class subs are named Voronezh and Vladivostok; both are built at Sevmash yard in Severodvinsk, northern Russia.

The outet quoted Russian leader Vladimir Putin who said that "Russia has over the last eight years built as many as 200 new naval vessels". According to him, by 2027, at least 70 percent of Russian Navy will comprise of modern vessels.

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"The “Voronezh” and “Vladivostok” are believed to be ready for hand-over to the Navy in year 2027 and 2028. They will most likely serve in the Northern Fleet and Pacific Fleet respectively. Both vessels will be equipped with the Kalibr-M cruise missiles, as well as the Tsirkon hypersonic missile", reads the story.

According to The Barents Observer, there are seven more subs of Yasen-M class. One of them, Severodvinsk, is already operative. Kazan undergoes trials at sea, and the rest are under construction.

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