Project 955 Borey Inbound

A Project 955 Borey-class nuclear-powered strategic submarine will be birthed (and subsequently berthed) by the Russian Navy in the next 9 months:

Alexander Nevsky submarine

Alexander Nevsky submarine

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.

Two US Aircraft Carriers?

RIA Novosti

RIA Novosti

If you are going to write on naval affairs, and you title an article: US Navy pulls two aircraft carriers from Syria shores, you had better make sure it is correct.

As you may have guessed the two aircraft carriers are not both carriers. The facts: the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier and the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. . .What would you expect from the Russian International News Agency, RIA Novosti? In 2005, RIA Novosti established RT (originally Russia Today.) And they could use an editor or two.