Nuclear

2nd Avangard Regiment to Be Put On Combat Alert in 2022

TASS reports that the second regiment of UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with the Avangard hypersonic warheads will assume combat alert in 2022.  The regiment is supposed to join Russia’s Strategic Missile Force. [newslist] The second regiment of Avangard hypersonic missile systems will assume combat posture in the Yasny missile formation, the source specified…
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New Project 885M Submarine to Test in June

The Project 885M (Yasen-M) second serial-built multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarine K-571 Krasnoyarsk currently under construction at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in Russia’s northwest will take to the White Sea for shipbuilders’ sea trials in early June, TASS reported. [newslist] "The nuclear-powered submarine cruiser Krasnoyarsk will enter shipbuilders’ sea trials in the first days of June…
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Russian Navy to Receive Strategic Nuclear Sub in 2023

The Russian navy should receive  the Project 955A (Borei-A) second serial-built strategic nuclear-powered submarine Generalissimus Suvorov in the first half of 2023 after trials at sea. [newslist] According to the TASS state news agency, a source from the Russian Ministry of Defence reportedly said that "the nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Generalissimus Suvorov will be put afloat…
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The Arctic and Russia’s Nuclear-Powered Icebreakers

Russian transpolar territories are a strategic maritime artery connecting Europe and Asia, a vital route to the northern cities, and a reservoir of treasures both already discovered and only predicted by geologists.   It is a front ready to counter strategic bombers flying across the Pole or missiles launched from the waters of the Arctic Ocean.…
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Ekaterina Solntseva: at ROSATOM We Believe that Digitalization Takes a Lifelong Commitment to Stay on Top of Things

ROSATOM not only leads digitalization in Russia, but it is also a competence center for the Digital Technologies federal project, which is part of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation national program. The scale of the tasks facing State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is impressive: digitizing the nuclear industry and other sectors of Russia’s…
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ROSATOM Develops Fuel Modification with Lower Uranium Enrichment for Finland

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has completed the development of the new modification of VVER-440 fuel for Loviisa NPP in Finland. The new modification of VVER-440 fuel bundle with higher uranium load would enhance the efficiency of fuel usage and power plant’s operation in general, said TVEL's press service. [newslist] In particular, increasing the mass…
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Three Nuclear Submarines to Join Russian Navy in 2021

By the end of 2021, the Russian Navy is receiving Knyaz Oleg, a Project Borei-A strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser, and the Kazan and Novosibirsk Yasen-class nuclear-powered underwater cruisers. This was stated by the Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov today. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "By the end of this year, the Russian Navy will…
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SEVMASH to Shorten Construction period for Nuclear Submarines

The block-modular method introduced at Sevmash will make it possible to shorten the slipway period for the construction of nuclear submarines by 18 months. The use of the new technology for creating nuclear submarines will also increase the quality of work and reduce labor intensity due to the assembly of submarine hulls from large block…
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Prospects for Arms Control After the US Elections

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, spoke at a seminar held by the Arms Control Negotiation Academy. In his speech, Ambassador Antonov said that there is still a chance for Russia and the United States to reach an understanding before the New START expires on 05 February 2021. Below is the full text of…
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