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Russia is set to begin testing the Bulava SLBM in 2004 on a Typhoon-class submarine, Moskovsky said. The missile is then set to be installed on three Borey-class submarines, which are scheduled to be operational by 2010, he said.
Each Borey-class submarine will be armed with 12 Bulavas, Russian defense industry sources said. Each Bulava, designed to have a range of more than 8,300 kilometers, is expected to be equipped with multiple warheads, according to Jane's.
The Borey-class submarine has a displacement of 17,000 tons, measures 170 meters in length and has a crew of 130, Jane's reported. The submarine is equipped with both a nuclear reactor for high speeds and a low-noise electric engine. The submarine is also equipped with the latest in underwater noise reduction measures, project officials said. (www.nti.org...)
Originally posted by minority2000uk
Will these new subs be any match for american type subs?
Also how do they plan to afford to buy 20 or so of these subs when there armys are low on budget as well????
Will this end up being a withdrawn project like so many others?