Russia: New Nuclear Submarine Enters Service

Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 09:41 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MOSCOW — The Russian Navy has hoisted its flag on a new nuclear powered submarine that will form a key part of the country's future nuclear deterrent.

President Vladimir Putin congratulated the crew of the Yuri Dolgoruky submarine during a conference call Thursday.

The submarine's construction started in 1995 but was slowed down by a post-Soviet economic meltdown and it wasn't until 2009 when it finally entered sea trials.

The submarine's commissioning was delayed further by problems with the new Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile intended to arm it.

The Bulava suffered a string of failures during tests that dragged on for years, raising doubts about the future of the most expensive military project in Russia's post-Soviet history.

Recent tests, however, have been successful, allowing the navy to finally commission the submarine.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Driver Slams Into Pedestrians in France's Second 'Allahu Akbar' Attack

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 21:39 PM

A driver shouting Allahu Akbar ( God is greatest ) plowed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of th . . .

Elton John, David Furnish Marry in England

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 16:36 PM

Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day the . . .

German-Language Pop Superstar Udo Juergens Dies

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 16:32 PM

Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved