New multipurpose nuclear submarine “Gepard” left the main base of the Northern Fleet, Severodvinsk, for running trials. The trials of the “Gepard” submarine of 971 design (classified by NATO as “Akula”) officially began December 5, a spokesman for the White Sea RF navy base reported. “Gepard” is meant for delivering blows to groups of ships and waterside objectives. The displacement of the vessel is 12,770 tons, the depth of its settling down is 600 metres. The speed of underwater motion is up to 35 knots. The vessel is armed with 28 cruise missiles PK-55 “Granat”, their range is 3,000 km. Besides the submarine is armed with torpedoes and anti-submarine guided missile. The crew of the “Gepard” is 63 men.