"State trials of the submarine will be held this year. Hopefully, upon their results Severodvinskwill be recognized the most advanced and silent – which is the mainfeature of submarines – ship in the world", said A. Poteshkin atTuesday's press conference.
He pointed out that despite 17 years have passed since the sub's keellaying, arms and equipment were installed in the very recent time."Basically, 17 years is only the hull's age, but filling is the mostup-to date", Poteshkin said.
The submarine has been considerably changed, noted the officer. "Thesub will be equipped only with the newest arms and hardware",underlined Poteshkin.
Answering the question of tasks for SSGN Severodvinsk, Poteshkin said it would be escorting strategic ships and performing other functions ordinary for attack subs.
Launching ceremony of SSGN Severodvinsk was triumphantly held on Tuesday at Sevmash shipyard in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation.