On the Main naval parade in July, Russia will demonstrate the most powerful naval muscles.
TK-208 “Dmitry Donskoy”, the only operating nuclear submarine of project “Akula” (NATO Typhoon). These 172-metre giants are built to ensure the Soviet Union the possibility of retaliation in case of nuclear attack. Submarine with 20 missiles, capable of carrying up to 200 warheads, could hide under the Arctic ice shield and then go to the counter.
Today “Dmitry Donskoy” is the test platform for ballistic missiles. The submarine is based in Severodvinsk on the White sea.
This summer, the heavy nuclear submarine missile cruiser will be released from the White sea through the Barents sea will go to the Gulf of Finland, leaving behind the coast of Norway, North sea, Skagerrak, Poland, Sweden and the Baltic States.
According to “Izvestia”, the Premier League should take part in the International Maritime defense show (IMDS-2017) and the celebration of the Day of the Navy (July 30, this year) in Kronstadt. In the Main headquarters of the Navy awaiting approval by Vladimir Putin, prepared by the command of the Navy decisions on the transition of the cruisers. The corresponding decree will be signed in the next month.
According to “Izvestia”, the crew of the nuclear submarine have already started preparing for the hike from Severodvinsk to Kronstadt.
Nuclear submarine of that size would enter the Baltic sea for the first time in the history of the Navy.
Those who would like to take a look, but can’t come to St. Petersburg to take a moment of the passage of submarines on the surface under the bridge Great belt, designed for vessels with a draught of 15 metres. According to the Maritime administration of Sweden, under the Øresund bridge will be too small. Sediment submarines of this type is 12 meters.
According to Niels Bemera, nuclear physics from the organization “Bellona”, the transition of submarines gives reason for concern.
“I am concerned that nearly 40 years of nuclear submarine with two relatively large reactors on Board will sail along the Norwegian coast and will enter the Baltic sea. The authorities of the Nordic countries must seek to specify the time of passage and, consequently, taken steps to enhance preparedness. In addition, the necessary safeguards that the Board had no nuclear weapons,” said böhmer in conversation with the Barents Observer.
International Maritime defence show (IMDS-2017), which is directed submarine, will be held in St. Petersburg from 28 June to 2 July.
In the Arctic seas “Dmitry Donskoy” was used as a platform for launches of missiles “Mace”. Launches were conducted from the White sea at targets in Kamchatka.
Nuclear missile cruiser
In addition to the “Dmitry Donskoy” in Kronstadt on the Day of the Navy will leave the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great” — the most powerful surface ship of Russia, located in part of the Northern fleet based in Severomorsk (Kola Peninsula).
On Board the Peter the Great has two nuclear reactors and a broad range of weapons, including cruise missiles, various missiles, torpedoes.