The state trials of the improved Project 885M (Yasen-M) lead nuclear-powered submarine Kazan will begin in the first half of August 2020.
The Project 885 and 885M nuclear-powered subs carry Kalibr-PL and/or Oniks cruise missiles, while the nuclear-powered sub Severodvinsk is expected to start the trials of Tsirkon hyper-sonic missiles soon.
If the deployment of the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan to the sea for state trials is successful, the submarine will be delivered to the Russian Navy before the end of 2020.
The Project 885M lead nuclear-powered submarine Kazan was laid down on July 24, 2009 and floated out on March 31, 2017. The sub is currently at the stage of its trials and is expected to join the Russian Navy in late 2020.
The Russian Navy currently operates the baseline Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk. The sub floated out from the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia on June 15, 2010 and accepted for service in the Russian Navy on July 17, 2014.
The Severodvinsk is in service with the Russian Northern Fleet, while the nuclear-powered sub Kazan will also be operated to the Northern Fleet.
TASS / ABC Flash Point News 2020.