The Belgorod nuclear special-designation submarine of project 09852 is preparing to sail out for the first time. The submarine is one of the most ambitious Russian shipbuilding projects. Does the Navy really need it? It is receiving Yasen and Yasen-M-class SSGN of projects 885 and 885M and Borey and Borey-A-class SSBN of projects 955 and 955A, the Izvestia daily writes.
|The world's longest submarine, the Belgorod (Picture source: TASS)|