Russia's New Submarine Belgorod Out Of The Water
The Russian Navy's new special mission submarine, K-329 Belgorod, has returned to the construction hall. The submarine is expected to start sea trials soon so this may be a temporary measure to inspect the hull. Or it may indicate a larger problem preventing her from starting the trials. Right now it is too soon to say.
She was spotted moved from her usual berth, where she has been since being launched in April 2019, by Twitter user @OSINT_1. Analysis of Sentinel-2 satellite imagery shows that she moved between 25th and 29th April. As-of 29th she was still in the floating dock used to transfer vessels to the construction halls.
Since posting the above, new images have been posted on Russian Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/COVHiuOFo2s/) confirming that Belgorod has indeed been moved in the floating dock. Photos of Belgorod are extremely rare. This is only the second time since her launching that photographs have been widely noticed.
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