The new, nuclear-powered, missile-carrying, Project 955A (Borei-A) submarine Dmitry Donskoi will be presented with an upgraded and more advanced steam turbine plant to significantly lower the acoustic signature, a source associated with the domestic defence industry informed TASS on Wednesday at the International Maritime Defense Show 2023.
Dmitry Donskoi will differ from earlier Borei-class subs by several technical improvements launched by the Rubin Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering that had developed Project 955A. Specifically, innovations will be launched into the steam turbine plant to make the sub’s propulsion unit even quieter, the source added.
He explained that this new vessel is expected to be similar to the upgraded Project 885M (the Yasen-M) multipurpose submarines in terms of the acoustic signature.
TASS does not yet have an official confirmation of the information.
The new, upgraded Project 955A nuclear-powered submarine cruiser, Dmitry Donskoi, was reportedly laid down at Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard in the country’s northwest on August 23 2021. The deal for its construction was signed a year before that, in 2020. The submarine cruiser will likely be operational in Russia’s Northern Fleet and will be delivered to the Navy by late 2026.
TASS reported on Wednesday that the brand-new nuclear-powered sub is expected to be afloat in 2025.
2023 International Maritime Defense Show
This year, the International Maritime Defense Show has been ongoing in Kronshtadt, to the west of St. Petersburg, from June 21 to June 25.
The international maritime defence show has been conducted by the Industry and Trade Ministry of Russia. For the first time ever, the Congress and Exhibition Center and the Naval Glory Museum on the premises of the Island of Forts’ recreational and tourist cluster have been selected as the current venue for this year’s International Maritime Defense Show.
The great exposition of shipbuilding firms, as well as enterprises, has brought more than 250 Russian as well as foreign participants. TASS is one of the strategic media partners of the 2023 International Maritime Defense Show.
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