Russia’s Newest Nuclear Sub to Move to Pacific in August


Russia is set to move its newest nuclear submarine, the Generalissimo Suvorov, to a permanent base in the Kamchatka Peninsula in August, as part of its efforts to strengthen its military presence in the Pacific. The Generalissimo Suvorov is part of the new Borei class of submarines, which are smaller and more nimble than previous generations. It carries up to 16 nuclear-tipped Russian Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, each capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads. The submarine will make the inter-naval transition from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet along the Northern Sea Route, including in a submerged position. The move comes amid heightened security concerns in the region, with Russia and the United States both increasing their presence.