According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Andreevsky naval flag was raised on the submarine's flagpole. The Kazan agro-industrial complex project was developed by the Malakhit design bureau and possesses shock and electronic weapons, which can be used to carry out combat missions in all regions of the World Ocean.
Unlike its predecessors, this cruiser is a single-hull, with torpedo blocks located on the sides. The submarine is equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, supersonic Onyxes and mine complexes. The latest equipment makes Kazan virtually inaudible and invisible to the enemy.
“I am confident that the crew of the Kazan nuclear submarine will strengthen the defense capability of Russia with dignity and high quality”, - said the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov at the ceremony. He also thanked everyone who took part in the construction of the ship.
It should be noted that the cruiser Kazan was built by the shipbuilders of the Northern Machine-Building Enterprise, who created the first nuclear submarine in Russia, Leninsky Komsomol, as well as the world's largest nuclear submarines "Akula".
Military expert on the Kazan nuclear submarine
Nuclear submarine missile cruiser "Kazan" of the modernized project "Yasen-M" adopted into the Russian Navy, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Nikolay Yevmenov, who approved the acceptance certificate, noted that during the construction of Kazan, "the latest domestic technologies and technical solutions were introduced." The submarine has effective strike and electronic weapons, allowing it to perform missions in all areas of the oceans.
On the air of Sputnik radio, captain of the 1st rank of the reserve, military expert Vasily Dandykin emphasized the importance of the Kazan nuclear submarine for the fleet.
"This is a long-awaited event for the Navy, for the Armed Forces and for the whole country. This lead submarine of the Yasen-M project was very difficult to build and surrender, because, unlike the first Severodvinsk submarine, there are fundamentally new weapons systems, sonar systems. That is, this is practically a new submarine of the Yasen family. It is gratifying that all the shortcomings have been eliminated. In terms of armament, equipment, this is a nuclear submarine missile cruiser. I am sure that the rest of the hulls of this family will go to the fleet much faster , and our two fleets - the Pacific and the Northern - will receive such formidable submarines by combining", - said Vasily Dandykin.
According to him, the sailors are proud of the new submarine.
“In fact, this is a multipurpose submarine with great capabilities for striking coastal targets with various missiles, including Onyx, Caliber, and, in the future, hypersonic Zircon. They can be used against aircraft carriers and attack ships of the fleets of a potential enemy. submarines are excellent weapons of self-defense and excellent characteristics in terms of noise and depth of immersion. This submarine is considered one of the best in this class, if not the best. This is the pride of our sailors. And a special nuisance to the gnashing of teeth of those who call themselves opponents of Russia", - concluded Vasily Dandykin.
According to the improved project 885M "Yasen-M", it is planned to build eight submarines. This year, within the framework of the project, the submarine "Novosibirsk" is to be accepted into the Navy. The Krasnoyarsk submarine is preparing to launch. Five more submarines are under construction.