The nuclear powered submarine cruise ship “Prince Oleg” departs from the JSC boathouse “PO” Sevmash “.
The Prince Oleg serial nuclear powered submarine cruiser was built in accordance with the enhanced Borey-A project and belongs to the fourth generation of nuclear powered submarines designed for the Russian Navy.
The new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, known as Knyaz Oleg (Prince Oleg), is expected to enter service in the Russian Navy in December this year, following an acceptance-transfer act signed on June 28 at the Sevmash yard, Russia’s largest manufacturer of nuclear-powered submarines.
According to Mil.Press Flot, Russia’s navy currently includes 68 submarines, 20 which are diesel-powered and the remaining 48 being nuclear powered. The nuclear submarines, depending on the class, can carry either ballistic missiles or missile-torpedo armaments.