A Project 955 Borey-class nuclear-powered strategic submarine will be birthed (and subsequently berthed) by the Russian Navy in the next 9 months:
The Navy is planning to adopt the Alexander Nevsky submarine before the end of this year. Everything is going according to plan,” the official said commenting on reports the submarine would only be commissioned in 2014.
The Alexander Nevsky has been undergoing trials at the Sevmash shipyard since 2012.
There will be three sea trials this year and a Bulava ballistic missile will be test-launched from the submarine in the summer, the official said.
A Sevmash official representative also confirmed to RIA Novosti that the submarine will be handed over to the Navy this year.
Do check out the graphic of the Bulava, a submarine-launched ballistic missile.