Russian company announced the delivery of four nuclear submarines to the Navy
MOSCOW, (BM) – The head of Sevmash (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) Mikhail Budnichenko confirmed the plans of the enterprise in 2020 to transfer four nuclear submarines (NPS) to the Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“In 2020, we must transfer four nuclear submarines to the fleet: the Belgorod nuclear submarine, the strategic missile submarine of project 955A Prince Oleg, as well as the two Kazan and Novosibirsk multipurpose nuclear submarines of project 885M,” TASS reports Budnichenko on the eve of the 80th anniversary of his enterprise, which is celebrated on December 21.
He also added that Sevmash is preparing a nuclear submarine of project 955A (code Borey-A) Prince Vladimir to transfer to the fleet.
“The company is preparing for the transfer to the Russian Navy the latest 4th-generation strategic rocket carrier Prince Vladimir, as well as for the withdrawal of the Novosibirsk nuclear submarine (Yasen-M project) from the boathouse,” he said.
According to Budnichenko, in 2019 all production, labor, financial and economic performance indicators of Sevmash demonstrate steady growth, the enterprise approached with its 80th anniversary with good results.
He noted that at Sevmash the construction of two groups of 4th generation nuclear submarines is ongoing. In addition, a contract was signed at the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2019 for an additional supply to the fleet of two nuclear-powered ships of the Yasen-M project.
Budnichenko also recalled that in October, in the framework of state tests, the “Bulava” sea-launched ballistic missile was successfully tested on board the nuclear submarine “Prince Vladimir”.
“This year we had another big event – on April 23, the Belgorod nuclear submarine was withdrawn from the workshop. “Next year it is planned to transfer the ship to the Navy,” he said.
Budnichenko noted that the growth of the production program compared to 2018 is 5.6%. According to the results of operations in 2019, net profit is expected to be about 3.3 billion rubles, which exceeds the planned figure by 1.3 billion rubles.
“This will allow us to create sources for financing activities to upgrade the fixed assets of the enterprise,” he said.
“There is also a steady increase in revenue, which is associated with an increase in production under state defense contracts – we expect an increase of 7.7%,” the head of the enterprise added.
Recall, on November 8, the new Russian strategic-purpose submarine “Prince Vladimir” successfully conducted a test firing torpedo at an underwater target in the waters of the White Sea.
A week earlier, Prince Vladimir’s nuclear submarine fired its Bulava ballistic missile for the first time. In an interview with the newspaper VZGLYAD, a military expert called the launch of the Bulava positive and successful.
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