Two nuclear-powered submarines (NPS) of Project 955A (Borey-A), the construction contract of which was signed with the Russian Ministry of Defense in July 2020, will be named “Dmitry Donskoy” and “Prince Potemkin,” the general director told Zavod magazine “Sevmash” Mikhail Budnichenko.
He noted that at present the enterprise is building four nuclear submarines of project 955A and eight nuclear submarines of project 885M (Yasen-M). Budnichenko added that at the moment Sevmash continues to build the Khabarovsk nuclear submarine of project 09851 and is testing the nuclear submarine Belgorod of project 09852.
In December 2020, the Project 955 Borey K-551 strategic submarine missile cruiser Vladimir Monomakh fired for the first time four R-30 Bulava-30 ballistic missiles at once.
In February of the same year, Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences for Information Policy, Doctor of Military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov said that the modern R-30 Bulava-30 “cannot be considered a particularly breakthrough” development, since in terms of firing range and circular probable deflection, the missile is comparable to the UGM-133A Trident II D5, which was put into service back in 1990, but is 2.5 times inferior to it in terms of throw weight.