667BDRM (Delfin class, Delta-4 by NATO classification)K-407 Novomoskovsk改进后下水
Severodvinsk shipbuilders to launch modernised Novomoskovsk sub
ARKHANGELSK, December 13 (Itar-Tass) - The ceremony of commissioning of the K-407 Novomoskovsk strategic submarine missile cruiser will be held at the Zvezdochka repair shipyard in Severodvinsk on Monday. “The nuclear submarine will be launched after an interim overhaul and modernisation, the shipyard’s press service told Itar-Tass.
The Novomoskovsk strategic nuclear submarine is the sixth missile submarine of Project 667BDRM (Delfin class, Delta-4 by NATO classification) that has been modernised at the Zvezdochka shipyard. The enterprise has already modernised similar submarines – K-51 Verkhoturye (1999), K-84 Yekaterinburg (2003), K-114 Tula (2006), K-117 Bryansk (2008) and K-18 Karelia (2010). Their service live has been extended for 10 years as a result of the overhaul. By the transfer of the Novomoskovsk submarine to the navy the Severodvinsk shipbuilders will complete modernisation of all missile submarines of this series.
The Novomoskovsk submarine was built at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk and adopted for service in the army in 1990. The Delfin class submarines are armed with 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The 667BDRM submarine cruisers make the basis of the Russian sea-based strategic nuclear forces.
667BDRM (Delfin class, Delta-4 by NATO classification)K-407 Novomoskovsk改进后于12月13日在北德文斯克“星”造船厂下水，装备R-29RMU潜射弹道导弹