According to ITAR-TASS, Sevmash shipbuilders have announced they’ll launch the second proyekt 955 Borey-class SSBN Aleksandr Nevskiy at the end of November. Nevskiy was laid down on 19 March 2004. Lead unit Yuriy Dolgorukiy is preparing for a test launch of the Bulava SLBM likely in December.
ITAR-TASS says Borey unit 3 Vladimir Monomakh (laid down in 2006) is on a buildingway at Sevmash. Nevskiy and Monomakh were not identified as proyekt 955A boats. The wire service also didn’t mention anything about an official lay down for hull 4 (Sv. Nikolay). Plans are for not less than 8 of the Borey SSBNs.