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Russian Navy Planning To Get 10 Graney Class Attack Submarines By 2020

Russian Navy is planning to commission up to 10 Graney class
nuclear-powered attack submarines by 2020, a high-ranking Navy official
said.

“We are expecting to receive about 10 new Yasen [Graney] class attack
submarines in the next ten years,” the source told RIA Novosti on
Friday.

The first Graney class sub, the Severodvinsk, will enter service with
the Navy by the end of 2011. The second vessel, the Kazan, is being
built at the Sevmash shipyard in the northern Russian city of
Severodvinsk.

The construction of the third Graney class submarine will begin in 2011.

Graney 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.