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Russia to Station its Deadliest Submarine Near Alaska

Sputnik News

17:54 06.07.2015(updated 17:55 06.07.2015)

Russia is expected to finish the construction of a submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula by the end of October, the Diplomat reported, citing USNI News.

Located near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital city of Russia's Kamchatka Region, the new Rybachiy submarine base will become the new homeport of Russia's most advanced Borei-class (also known as Dolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth-generation submarines.

'The system for basing the Borei-class strategic submarines in Kamchatka is moving along according to schedule and the work will be completed by October 1 of this year,' said Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the Russian Navy's Commander-in-Chief, as cited by the Diplomat.

The Admiral also added that the new base will include warehouses and a new crane to install missiles on the submarines.

Russia's Pacific Fleet has received new ships in the last couple of years. Currently, the Far Eastern submarine force has five nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, five nuclear-powered guided missile submarines, five nuclear-powered attack submarines and eight conventional submarines, according to the Diplomat.


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