The Disposal of the Nuclear Submarine “Podolsk” Will Spend Almost 1 Billion Rubles

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Rosatom will spend almost a billion rubles on the disposal of the Podolsk nuclear submarine of the Kalmar project, according to materials on the government procurement portal.

The documents of the portal state that 988 million rubles will be allocated for disposal. Works must be completed before November 30, 2020.

The submarine K-223 “Podolsk” was launched and introduced into the fleet in 1980. Project 667BDR Kalmar boats have 16 launch shafts with intercontinental ballistic missiles R-29R. At the moment, two submarines of this project remain in the Russian Navy.

The Disposal of the Nuclear Submarine "Podolsk" Will Spend Almost 1 Billion Rubles

Underwater missile launch can be carried out at depths of up to 50 meters at a speed of about six knots. All missiles can be launched in one salvo. ICBM R-29R was adopted in 1977. There are three variants of missile equipment: a monoblock with a charge of 450 kt, with a split head (MSS) with three warheads with an explosion energy of 200 kt each and a seven-block MSS with blocks of 100 kt each.

 

Source: Maritime News of Russia

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