TASS, the state-run news agency of Russia, reported that as part of its increased military presence in the Pacific, Russia will move its new nuclear submarine to a permanent base in the Kamchatka Peninsula this August.

A source close to the military department told TASS that “the submarine Generalissimo Suvorov will move from the Northern Fleet (in the Arctic) to the Pacific Fleet in August”. TASS also said that “the submarine will travel along the Northern Sea Route, under water.”

The Russian submarine – Generalissimo Suvorov The submarine Generalissimo Suvorov, which joined service at the end of 2022, carries up to 16 nuclear-tipped Russian Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, each of which can have more than one nuclear warhead.

The Generalissimo Suvorov was one of several new vessels that Russian President Vladimir Putin commissioned in 2022 after he vowed to further strengthen the country’s navy. At that time, Russian news agencies said that the commissioning of Generalissimo Suvorov was meant to boost the nuclear-powered fleet at the Rybachiy submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

According to Russian agencies, the Generalissimo Suvorov submarine is the sixth vessel of the Russian Borei class of smaller and quieter submarines. These submarines are expected to replace Russia’s older generation of ballistic missile submarines.

‘Kalibr missiles’ Earlier this year, Russia had plans to arm several Navy vessels with Kalibr missiles. These Kalibr missiles would allow submarines to strike land and sea targets as well as other submarines.

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