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Monday, November 16, 2009

Project 855 Yasen (Graney) class nuclear submarines

Project 885 Yasen / Graney Severodvinsk class 

The Russian Navy has started the construction of its second, fourth-generation nuclear submarine, the Kazan, at Severodvinsk-based shipyard Sevmash.
The 119m-long and 13.5m-wide submarine will be equipped with 24 long-range cruise missiles, anti-ship missiles, mines and eight torpedo tubes and can dive up to 600m with a crew of 90.
As part of the navy's Project 885 Yasen, the submarine is being designed by the Russian ship building agency Malakhit Design Bureau in St Petersburg.
The construction of the first Project 885 submarine Severodvinsk began in 1993 and will undergo sea tests in 2010 and is expected to be commissioned by the navy's Northern Fleet in 2010 or 2011.


J.N. Kormilitsin, SKB-18
Displacement (tons):
5,800-7,700-9,500 surface
8,200-11,800-13,000 submerged
Dimensions (m):
111-120 meters long
12-15 meters beam
8.4-10 meters draft
One KPM type (OK-650B?) reactor
200 MWt pressurised water reactor
turbines of 43,000 shp
Speed (kts):
17-20 knots surfaced
28-31-35 knots submerged
Operating Depth
1,475 feet Maximum Safe Depth
1,804 feet Never-Exceed Depth
2,160 feet Crush depth
100 days
50 [24 officers / 26 enlisted]
or 80-85 (30 officers)
8 VLS tubes for 24 cruise missiles
·  24 3M51 Alfa SLCM
·  24 SS-N-26 Oniks SLCM
·  RKP-55/SS-N-21 Granat/Sampson SLCM
8 25.6 inch torpedo tubes
(24 torpedoes, mines or missiles)
·  RPK-7/SS-N-16 Veter/Stallion ASROC
·  VA-111 Schval rocket torpedo
·  SAET-60M, Type 65-76, Type 65K torpedoes
Irtysh-Amfora suite
·  MGK-500 Shark Gill LF active/passive
·  Mouse Roar passive array
·  Skat 3 towed array
·  Rim Hat ESM/ECM
·  Snoop Pair Surface Search Radar
·  Myedvyeditsa-971 Radar
·  Molniya-M Communications

Source : fas