Posted by: 1of10boyz | August 9, 2013

Yasen-class nuclear attack submarines to give Russia major edge


The US built a few Sea Wolf subs before moving on the the Virginia Class. So is the seawolf quieter than the virginia, i guess we will never know.

Submarine Diary

The Project 885 nuclear submarine is the quintessence of everything the Russian military industrial complex has achieved in over half a century of building submarines.

Yasen-class nuclear attack submarines to give Russia major edge
The Yasen is not only quieter than the Project 971 Akula, but also quieter than the latest American Seawolf nuclear submarine. Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation / mil.ru

Large-scale construction of the next-generation Project 885 Yasen-class multi-purpose nuclear attack submarine, armed with Onyx supersonic cruise missiles has begun in Russia.  The ships will compete with the latest American Seawolf-class nuclear submarines in terms of their noise profile and will be world leaders in terms of fire power. Moscow plans to acquire at least 10 of these boats by 2020. The fourth submarine in this class was laid down in Severodvinsk on the eve of Navy Day, which was celebrated on the last Sunday in July.

The Project 885 nuclear submarine is the…

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