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Pr.09852 KS-139 "Belgorod"

Russian Nuclear Submarine Belgorod, Project 09852 KS-139 "Belgorod" is a modified OSCAR-II cruise missile submarine which is being converted to serve as a Special Missions mother submarine for the Losharik reconnaissance submarine. The submarine of project 09852 is the largest submarine ever built in Russia (USSR). However, its displacement is inferior to that of the Project 941 "Sharks" submarine (Typhoon).

Research nuclear submarine project 09852 "Belgorod" will be the largest submarine in the Russian Navy. Izvestia claimed 21 April 2017 that for its size and tonnage it will overtake entered in the Guinness Book of heavy nuclear missile cruiser of Project 941 of the "Typhoon". Project 09852 is designed to perform scientific research missions. It will be the carrier of unmanned submersibles and submersibles, as well as a special scientific equipment. It will study the bottom of the Russian Arctic shelf, look at the great depth of minerals, as well as to lay submarine communication.

According to H.I.Sutton, a specialist in underwater warfare, "Most likely, these modifications are quite ambitious, and the latest technologies were applied in the process, however, in essence, it represents an older generation of submarines, so, most likely, it will not have the degree of subtlety that the new generation submarines have.... Defense experts can put together data obtained from several sources and rumors and, using traditional methods of analysis, build guesses about what Belgorod is."

Project 09852 was developed by JSC "CDB ME" Rubin "(St. Petersburg). As the base was taken missile submarine construction project 949A. Virtually fit ceremony on December 20 perezakladku produced on a brand new project 09852 SSGN K-329" Belgorod "made on the amended Project 949A.

Constructions "Belgorod" began to SMEs in 1990. The submarine was laid on PO Sevmash on July 24, 1992, becoming the first ship of the modified draft 949A. But already in 1994 due to lack of funding it was mothballed and excluded from the Navy lists. In September 2000, after the Kursk disaster, it was decided to complete the construction of the boat. At the same time, for the next 4 years, Sevmash completed the submarine on his own initiative. In 2006, the construction of the "Belgorod" was dropped. In 2006, Belgorod was on the list of the State Defense Order. In July of the same year, it was decided not to introduce the boat into the Navy, although its readiness was about 76%, some estimated at 80%. For the next 6 years, the fate of Belgorod remained in question. In particular, they wanted to convert it into a non-standardized Bulava carrier.

However, in 2012, it was decided to rebuild the Belgorod project 09852 and turn the submarine into a spy submarine. Now "Belgorod" will complete the project 09852 as a huge nuclear submarine carrier uninhabited and manned submersibles. Customer is the General Directorate of Deep Sea Marine Research of the Ministry of Defense (GUGI) (head of department — Vice Admiral Burilichev AV). The crew of the Belgorod will consist of officers of the Navy, while the submarine itself will belong to GUGI.

The project “Shelf” (also known as “Harmony”), which is the Arctic submarine detection network, is inextricably linked with Belgorod. "Belgorod" and its subsidiaries will be involved in the creation of a submarine network of sensors, stretching beyond the Arctic Circle. In fact, the "Shelf" is the arctic equivalent of SOSUS. Its underwater sensors and sonar-equipped buoys will record the movement of enemy submarines 100 km away.

The efficiency of the Russian SOSUS will provide a whole complex of underwater structures, for the normal functioning of which will require significant energy costs. The simplest way to solve this problem is the power cables from the coast station to the underwater complex. However, the engineering solution to this problem poses numerous difficulties. Not surprisingly, the Russian engineers decided to go the other way. According to known information, the modern underwater arctic complex will operate using an underwater nuclear reactor. The latter will be installed on the ocean floor using a midget or other underwater controlled device. After installation, the reactor will be connected to other elements of the subsea station, as well as tracking sensors.

Everyone knows that the submarine "Khabarovsk" is a project 09851, but no one knows what it looks like. Judging by Belgorod (project 985.2), the 985th project is an alteration of the Project 949. As of November 2015 it was reported that two nuclear-powered 'Project 09852' and 'Project 09851' submarines that Rubin was currently working on will be tasked with launching the project known as Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6.

Three submarines - Prince Oleg (the Borey project), Krasnoyarsk (the Yasen project) and Khabarovsk were laid at the Sevmash enterprise in Severodvinsk, the company's general director Mikhail Budnychenko reported to the Russian president on video communication 27 July 2014. "Today, at Sevmash, in full accordance with the state program of rearmament approved by you and in accordance with the schedule approved by the Ministry of Defense, three new nuclear submarine cruisers have been laid - "Prince Oleg", this is the fifth "Borey", "Khabarovsk" and another "Ash", modernized project 885M", - said Budnichenko.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Murmansk where he participated in the celebration of the Russian Navy Day. Celebrations take place in the main base of the Northern Fleet in Severomorsk. The Severnoe Mashinostroitelnoye Oblast (Sevmash) Production Association is a Russian machine-building enterprise of the defense complex located in the city of Severodvinsk (Arkhangelsk Region). The enterprise carries out the construction and repair of military surface ships and nuclear submarines, implements projects to create Russian naval equipment and equipment for the oil and gas industry.

By one account, Severodvinsk Machine-Building Enterprise carried out a redesign of the central part. Instead of a new missile compartment embedded almost the size of 30 meters. It will have special equipment installed lock chambers to move seafarers in deep-sea vehicles, as well as divers exit. As a result, the size of "Antey" has increased from the original 154 meters to 184 meters. It is eleven meters longer than the largest nuclear submarine "Typhoon".

Research nuclear submarine / nuclear submarine for special purposes (PLASN) boat carrier is developed on the basis of SSGN pr.949A CDB ME "Rubin" commissioned by the Russian Navy. Submarine rescue vehicle deep manned and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles designed for diverse scientific research in remote ocean areas, participate in search and rescue operations. Just as the PLA will provide installation of various subsea equipment and its inspection, participate in tests of new samples of research equipment to monitor underwater highways.

The state contract No. 748/31 / 664PM-2009 / 27-09 of 05/19/2009 for the execution of the R & D "Reassembly" was concluded between the TsDB MT Rubin and the Ministry of Defense of Russia (TsBB MT Rubin, annual report for 2012 ). For the first time, information about plans to re-equip the Belgorod submarine (order No. 664/91664) into the submarine carrier boat was published in 2010.

In February 2012, the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Vysotsky announced plans to use boats as a special purpose unfinished SSGN "Belgorod". April 25, 2012 between the PO "Sevmash" and CDB ME "Rubin" signed the Agreement # 89/08118 for the development of the project design documentation Order 09852 in the amount of inventory backlog of design documentation zav.#664 pr.949A. #66-12 state contract to perform OCR on PLASN pr.09852 head. Number 664 of 11.09.2012 signed between the Ministry of Defense of Russia and JSC "CDB ME" Rubin ". Agreement 4967/8312/49367/8312 147-12 for performance midrange OCD on "building PLASN" code "SMP-Mo", project 09852, Head. ## 664 was signed between JSC "CDB ME" Rubin "and JSC" Sevmash "of 11.09.2012.

December 20, 2012 in the workshop #55 by "Sevmash" (Severodvinsk) in pr.09852 was repledge SSGN K-139 "Belgorod" pr.949AM (factory #664). As of mid-2015 work on the conversion of the PLA and the willingness to continue the boat not previously forecasted 2016-2017.

There are several variants of the hypothetical use of a new boat-storage:

  1. The official version - Boat carrier will carry one or more manned deep-sea rescue devices, and several autonomous unmanned vehicles. The latter are likely to be located on the site of rocket launchers SSGN pr.949A. Belgorod" will be the carrier of the autonomous deep-sea station AS-31 "Losharik". It will be transported and installed on the seabed autonomous nuclear-powered modules for charging unmanned underwater vehicles. The submarine will provide global deployment of underwater situation monitoring system, which the military build at the bottom of the Arctic seas.
  2. Hypothetical version - Boat carrier will carry the nuclear deep-station type pr.10831 or type alleged pr.18510M. Perhaps, in this embodiment, the housing PLASN vzerka will be installed in a niche that will be placed means docking and servicing worn AGS.
  3. PLA is a carrier of the complex dual-use "Magma".

As of 2012 Russia had three unfinished Oscar-class submarines laid down in the period 1992-1994. It is possible that construction of one of these has been resumed at Sevmash. Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky in February 2012 told RIA Novosti about plans to reconstruct the “Belgorod” for a ‘series of special missions’. The new submarine, dubbed Project 09852, is designed by the construction bureau Rubin and is based on the project 949A Antey-class (NATO reporting name Oscar) attack submarine.

On December 20, 2012 at Sevmash, the 24th Division held a ceremony and laying of a research submarine 09852 project. The event was attended by Navy Commander-in-chief Admiral Vladimir Chirkov, President of the United shipbuilding Corporation A.A. Dyachkov, Sevmash Director M.A. Bydnichenko, commanders of military units A.V. Burilichev and M.V. Zaborski, as well as General Director of CDB MT "Rubin" I.V. Vil'nit and head of the Defense Ministry's military mission of 1059 D.N. Maksurov.

The plant shop in the solemn atmosphere was the start of construction of a new ship. The submarine will be created for the implementation of complex tasks: carrying out diversified research in remote ocean areas, participate in search and rescue operations. In addition, the NPS must ensure installation of subsea equipment and inspection tools, testing new models of research equipment, monitoring submarine thoroughfares. Submarine becomes the bearer of the deep-sea rescue and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles. Nuclear marine propulsion designed by CDB MT "Rubin" (St. Petersburg) on the basis of the project 949A.

The honorary right at the event was presented to the Navy and the Director-General of the Supreme Sevmash. Viktor Viktorovich noted the immense contribution of the enterprise in the development of the country's nuclear fleet and wished troops further success in creating a reliable nuclear shield Russia. Mikhail Anatolyevich, in turn, stressed that the company will make every effort to serve the boat for many years, was reliable and ensure the execution of the tasks assigned to it by the Ministry of defence.

"This submarine will be created for the implementation of complex tasks: carrying out diversified research in remote ocean areas, participate in search and rescue operations", "Interfax" was told in the press service of "Sevmash".

As to "unconfirmed" project data will be rebuilt 09852 submarine K-329 Belgorod» head no. 664 project 949a, whose construction began in the year 1992 and was repeatedly delayed. Even in 2011 there was evidence that the submarine will be completed under a special project, as the carrier ship for "Losharik" special nuclear-powered submarines.

According to the official version of the boat carrier will carry one or several inhabited deep-saving apparatus and several unmanned autonomous vehicles. Perhaps the latter will be located on the site of rocket launchers Project 949A. The second is hypothetical version — will be deep submarine nuclear plant type or types of project 10831 18510M proposed project. Perhaps, in this embodiment, housing door will be installed in a niche that will be installed facilities and docking worn AGS.

On 23 April 2019, Russia launched its nuclear submarine K-329 Belgorod in Severodvinsk. This 184 meter long sea giant appears as the first bearer of Poseidon drones. It is indeed able to accommodate six of these devices qualified by the Western press "weapon of the Last Judgment", since, being able to be equipped with conventional warheads or nuclear, they are able to move very deep. If, as tradition dictates, a bottle of sparkling wine has been broken on its hull on this occasion, the preparation of the submarine was not yet complete. In fact, while mooring tests and the nuclear reactor are planned for this year, routine and government tests were scheduled for the following year. Thus, the submarine should be entrusted to the Russian fleet by the end of 2020. While the origin of the Belgorod K-329 project goes back to the early 90s, the design of the Poseidon drones was revealed in 2018 only by President Vladimir Putin, who also attended, from a distance, this launching.

Displacement above water 14,700 tons;
Displacement underwater 23,860 tons;
length 184 m / 600 feet
154 m / 500 feet
width 18.2 m;
Draft 9.2 m;
Powerplant 2 nuclear reactor OK-650V, 190 MW capacity each;
Surface speed 15 knots;
Submerged speed 33 knots;
Working depth, 420 m;8
The greatest depth 500 m;
Endurance 120 days;




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Underwater Cable Vessel

In the 1990s by order of the Ministry of communications of the Russian Federation of CDB Mt "Rubin" was carried out research work on verifying the possibility of creating an underwater cable vessel, capable of lining and repair telecommunications lines under pakovymi ice in the Arctic, as well as for the development of appropriate technologies.

As a result of the implementation of the various options that ship designs as the basis for its establishment was suggested to use the output from the missile submarine Cruiser project 667BDR, 941 and 949a. This approach allows to rationally use the available equipment of these ships and count on cost recovery.

For specialists of CDB MT "Rubin" development options for underwater cable was new, extremely interesting and unusual work. Specialists of CDB Mt "Rubin", took part in these works, displayed their best engineering quality and technical erudition. As a result, the existing cabling technology used on the surface of cable ships, has been adapted for underwater laying of cable. According to the results of work by experts of CDB Mt "Rubin" was obtained several patents.



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