Russian nuclear submarine “Kazan” will not be handed over to the fleet in 2019

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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The interlocutor of the agency said that a number of auxiliary units and components of the ship does not meet the requirements of the Ministry of Defense

MOSCOW, May 17. / Tass /. The multi-purpose nuclear submarine “Kazan” of the project 885M (code Yasen-M) will not be handed over to the Russian Navy in 2019 because of the need to refine the auxiliary systems that do not meet the requirements of the Ministry of Defense. This was reported by TASS on Friday a source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.

“According to the results of mooring tests, as well as the winter phase of factory running tests (completed in January – TASS approx.) It was established that a number of auxiliary units and assemblies of the ship do not meet the requirements of the tactical and technical tasks of the Ministry of Defense, including reliability, and requires in the dock “Sevmash”, – said the agency interlocutor.

The source noted that the revision of the systems will take at least several months, after which Kazan must go several times to sea, first within the factory, and then the state tests. “It’s absolutely impossible to do all this before the end of the year. It’s possible that it will take the whole year 2020 and Sevmash will be able to transfer Kazan to the fleet only in 2021,” he said.

The interlocutor of the agency added that since the beginning of the year the submarine has been on Sevmash for maintenance and elimination of comments.

In the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), TASS did not comment on the source’s information about the deadlines for the delivery of the Kazan submarine.

About “Kazan”

Kazan is the first multi-purpose nuclear submarine of the advanced project 885M (Yasen-M). It was laid on Sevmash in 2009 and launched on March 31, 2017. It is planned that the boat will become part of the Northern Fleet, where the head submarine of the series “Ash” – “Severodvinsk” is already serving.

At the end of March, USC head Alexei Rakhmanov told reporters that the submarine’s test program in 2018 had been frustrated, but there is “hope that it will be commissioned this year.”

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