The submarine has passed mooring trails and the decision to start sea trials was taken by the Russian navy and the construction yard Sevmash on September 30, reports Lenta.
After completing sea trials in the White Sea, the submarine will be transferred to the Pacific fleet. No date is yet set for the transfer to the Pacific fleet.
The construction of “Aleksandr Nevsky” started in 2004 and the submarine was commissioned in 2010.
“Aleksandr Nevsky” is the second Borey-class strategic nuclear-power submarine to be commissioned. The first, “Yury Dolgoruky” completed its sea trails earlier this year and is said to be transferred to the Pacific fleet in December, as previously reported by BarentsObserver.
“Aleksandr Nevsky” is a modernized version compared to “Yury Dolgoruky.” In the Pacific, the Borey-class will replace the older Delta-III class strategic missile submarines. There are currently two more Borey-class submarines under construction at the Sevmash yard in Severodvinsk. The submarines are named “Vladimir Monomakh” and “St. Nicholas.”
At least four more submarines of the class will be built.