The third carrier of unmanned underwater vehicles “Poseidon” – Premier League “Ulyanovsk” will be transferred to the Russian Navy until 2027 of the year. It is reported by TASS with reference to a source in the shipbuilding industry.
According to the source, on “Sevmash” construction of a special-purpose nuclear submarine “Ulyanovsk”, which will become the third carrier “Poseidon”. To date, the submarine's corps has already been formed., hydraulic tests will start soon. Broadcast “Ulyanovsk” planned under the state armament program until 2027 of the year. highlights, that the nuclear submarine will be transferred together with the means of destruction.
Special purpose nuclear submarine “Ulyanovsk” (project 09853) will be transferred to the Navy under the current state armaments program until 2027 years together with underwater vehicles, which by that time will also complete state tests. Unlike the first two carriers of nuclear super torpedoes “Ulyanovsk” will be commissioned for the first time as a single complex together with weapons
– cited news agency source words.
The source clarified, that the Premier League “Ulyanovsk” embedded in 2017 year on the project 09853. The submarine has the same dimensions, as the submarine “Khabarovsk” project 09851, but will be equipped with more modern systems and mechanisms.
Regular carrier of unmanned underwater vehicles “Poseidon” – project special purpose nuclear submarine 09851 “Khabarovsk” – will be launched in the first half 2021 year and, according to unconfirmed reports, will be able to carry on board at least six “Poseidon”. At the same time, a multipurpose nuclear submarine “Belgorod” project 949A “Antaeus”, specially converted for “Poseidon” and launched 23 April 2019 of the year, will be an experimental carrier. It is planned to be commissioned in 2021 year.
note, that previously it was reported about the plans of the Ministry of Defense to take into service before 32 unmanned underwater vehicles “Poseidon”, in the future, building four underwater carriers for them. According to the plans of the military department, two submarines with drones should be deployed in the Northern and Pacific fleets.