Sevmash Shipbuilding launches drone-capable submarine

Sevmash Shipbuilding has launched a submarine that has undergone conversion to enable it to serve as a mother ship for the Russian Navy’s new Poseidon nuclear-capable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Named Belgorod, the Project 09852 nuclear-powered submarine was originally laid down in 1992 as a ship of the Project 949A or Oscar II-class but began undergoing conversion for “special missions” in 2012 as ordered by the Russian government.

Delivery of the submarine is scheduled for 2020.

Last modified onThursday, 25 April 2019 03:30

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