Index

Keel of New Generation Nuclear Submarine Being Laid

Moscow Mayak Radio Network 26 Oct 96

The keel of the nuclear submarine missile cruiser [atomnyy podvodnyy raketnyy kreyser] Yuriy Dolgorukiy, named in honor of the founder of Moscow, is being laid today at the shipyard of one of the enterprises in the town of Severodvinsk in Archangel Region. This ship will keep a military watch in the ocean up to the middle of the 21st century, remaining unique in its battle qualities, Andrey Kokoshin, Russian first deputy defense minister, told an ITAR-TASS observer. He said that Russian scientists have, under conditions of severe financial restrictions, managed to design a ship which will have no equal for several decades. The Yuriy Dolgorukiy will be the first in a new series of strategic missile carriers.

THIS REPORT MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. COPYING AND DISSEMINATION IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNERS