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Yagel'naya
Murmansk-130
Gadzhiyevo / Gadzhievo Naval Base
6916'00"N 3320'00"E

Initially all the Delta IV submarines were based with the Northern Fleet at Olenya. All the submarines of this class serve in the 3rd flotilla of strategic submarines of the Northern fleet, which has relocated to Yagyelnaya. Both locations are part of the Gadzhiyevo [Gadzhievo] Naval Base. All four Delta II submarines were stationed in the Northern fleet at Yagelnaya prior to being removed from active duty.

In September 1998 at the Skalisty naval base near Gadzhievo, a disturbed sailor on an Akula-class SSN killed eight of his fellow crewmen and barricaded himself in the boat's torpedo room. When troops stormed the torpedo room, they reported that the young man had committed suicide.

Skalisty is a Closed Administrational and Territorial District (ZATO - zakrytye administrativno-territorial'nye obrazovaniia). This explains the peculiarities of the economy of the town and the outlooks of its development. The main part of the active population is presented by military people. The industry is not well developed, the enterprise of state and municipal form of property exist. Some small commercial enterprises and individual entrepreneurs function on the territory of the town. There is low budget provision with own finances. The decrease of the number of labour resources connecting with military reform and development of the program of resettlement from the districts of the Far North. The investment of the social and cultural and housing spheres of the economy. The development of the private part of the economy due to increase of number of small enterprises. The increase of the budget provision by the own means due to increase of taxes, effective usage of municipal property.

In a 29 July 1991 exchange of letters, the US stated that construction of any additional underground structures adjacent to waters in which ballistic missile submarines operate and comparable in size and configuration to the ones located in the immediate vicinity of the Ara inlet (Kola peninsula), the Yagelnaya submarine base (Kola peninsula), and the Pavlovskoye submarine base (Primorskiy kray), would raise concerns regarding compliance with the obligations of the START I agreement. In order to settle the issue of these underground structures once and for all, the Soviet side stated that these underground structures had no adits that make them accessible to waterborne craft of any displacement from adjacent waters and that the Soviet Union had no plans to construct and will not construct such adits as long as the Treaty remained in force.

Yagel'naya is an inspectable submarine facility under the START-1 agreement. The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) on 31 July 1991. When START entered into force on 05 December 1994, the signatories began to implement the Treaty's complex set of intrusive inspection and verification measures. As part of START's verification provisions, each signatory was required to declare all facilities related to ICBMs, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers. The former Soviet Union (FSU) has declared over five dozen START-inspectable sites in all categories, including five SLBM facilities and six submarine facilities.

As an exception to the provisions in the START Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission Agreement Number 13, the pre-inspection restriction zones for the Yagel'naya and Olen'ya submarine bases were separated. The five-kilometer pre-inspection restriction zone for the Yagel'naya submarine base does not extend to the entrance of the Olen'ya inlet beyond the intersection of the five-kilometer arc associated with this zone with the five-kilometer arc that is associated with the pre-inspection restriction zone for the Olen'ya submarine base and that abuts on the peninsula between the entrances to the Sayda inlet and the Olen'ya inlet. And the five-kilometer pre-inspection restriction zone for the Olen'ya submarine base does not extend beyond the intersection of the five-kilometer arc associated with this zone with the peninsula between the entrances to the Sayda inlet and the Olen'ya inlet.

SUBMARINE BASE: YAGEL'NAYA    
SLBM TYPE
  SS-N-8 SS-N-18 SS-N-23
DEPLOYED SLBMS 72 64 112
DEPLOYED LAUNCHERS OF SLBMS 72 64 112
NON-DEPLOYED SLBMS 0 0 0
BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES BASED AT THIS SUBMARINE BASE:      
NUMBER OF SUBMARINES/AGGREGATE NUMBER OF LAUNCHERS BY SLBM TYPE:      
SUBMARINE TYPE:      
DELTA I
2/24    
DELTA II
3/48    
DELTA III
  4/46  
DELTA IV
    7/112
  NUMBER    
STORAGE CRANES 0    
MISSILE TENDERS 0    




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