Source Pravda.Ru

Nuclear Submarine Gepard Arrives At Northern Fleet Base

Gepard, Russia's new nuclear submarine, is expected at the Northern Fleet base of Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk region on Friday, reports the press service of the Northern Fleet. The Gepard, an advanced nuclear submarine that crowns a series of 14 similar vessels, was laid down in 1991 and accepted by a state commission in early December, 2001. Specialists describe the Gepard as the most up-to-date undersea missile carrier. Built with the help of the latest naval construction achievements, the 113-meter-long submarine comes complete with an advanced rescue system, has a displacement of 14 tons and a diving depth of 600 meters, and reaches a speed of 33 knots.