According to a source in the defense industry, Knyaz Vladimir, the fourth Borey-class submarine and the first ship of the Project 955A class, will join the fleet "in the fist half of the year 2020." The submarine was undergoing sea trials, that included a launch of a Bulava missile in October 2019. It was expected to join the Northern Fleet at the end of 2019.

Construction of Knyaz Vladimir started in 2012.