Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Project 885/Yasen class/Graney/Severodvinsk {upd}

Project 885/Yasen class/Graney/Severodvinsk

  Russian Yasen-class nuclear submarine hits training target with cruise missile

Yasen class nuclear submarines are designed to launch a variety of long-range cruise missiles (up to 3,100 miles or 5,000 km), with conventional or nuclear warheads, and effectively engage submarines, surface warships and land-based targets.The submarine's armament includes 24 cruise missiles and eight torpedo launchers, as well as mines and anti-ship missiles.While the Project 885M is an impressive and very capable vessel, it is not quite an equal to the latest American boats in terms of acoustical or sensor performance.

 In terms of raw performance, the Severodvinsk and her sisters are likely more similar to the U.S. Navy’s three Seawolf-class attack boats, which according to Navy sources were designed specifically to counter late generation Soviet vessel like the Project 941 Akula—also known more commonly as the Typhoon— Project 971 Shchuka-B (oddly code-named Akula by NATO) and the Project 945 Sierra-class boats.