Russia’s Deadliest Sub Will Have a New Home by October

New Russian submarine facilities currently under construction on the Kamchatka Peninsula could be completed by the end of October USNI News reports.

The Rybachiy Nuclear Submarine Base, located nine miles (15 kilometers) across Avacha Bay from the region’s capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, is home to most of Russia’s Pacific nuclear submarine fleet and will be the homeport of the Russian Navy’s new Borei-class (aka Dolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth generation SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) submarines.

According to the Russian Navy’s Commander in Chief, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the construction on the base, which includes recreation facilities, warehouses, and a new crane used to install missiles on the subs, is moving according to plan:

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.

Strategic deterrence remains the chief task of the Russian Navy in the Far East. Consequently, Moscow’s major emphasis in the short term is the modernization of its aging submarine fleet in the Pacific, which also includes the expansion of existing docking and maintenance facilities.

Full article: Russia’s Deadliest Sub Will Have a New Home by October (The Diplomat)

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