After near 20 years of construction, the first of Russia’s 4th generation multi-purpose submarine will sail out in the White Sea in May.
The submarine, named “Severodvinsk” after the city where it is built, is currently undergoing harbour trails at the construction yard Sevmash.
“Severodvinsk” is said to be the most silent submarine ever built, making it difficult to detect by other naval vessels or other states subsea detection systems.
Construction of “Severodvinsk” started back in 1993, but was halted due to financial setbacks.
The last nuclear powered attack submarine launched from Sevmash naval yard was in December 2001, when “Gepard” – a Akula-class submarine – was delivered to the Northern fleet.