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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

From RIA Novosti

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13/9/2011 20:26
ST. PETERSBURG, September 12 (RIA Novosti)

Russia's first Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarine set course on Monday for scheduled sea trials, the Sevmash shipyard said.


CV32: The entry for this class was recently updated in the HCDB. The vertical launch system, in particular, is pretty formidable.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

From AvWeek's Ares blog

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First Yasen Class Sub Is off for Sea Trials
Posted by M Pyadushkin at 9/21/2011 12:43 PM CDT

On Sept. 12, the first multirole attack nuclear-powered submarine, Severodvinsk, of the Yasen class (Project 885) sailed off for factory trials, reported Sevmash shipyard, where it was built. Severodvinsk’s construction lasted 17 years and the sub was officially launched in June 2010. At that time the Russian navy voiced plans to put it into service this year.

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