The Novorossiysk diesel-electric submarine built by Varshavyanka for Russian Black Sea Fleet will be handed over to the country’s Navy on August 28, ITAR-TASS reported citing an unnamed military source on Friday.
“The submarine would be put on trails at Northern Fleet’s ranges after induction into naval services before being sent to a naval base on the Black Sea coast,” the source told ITAR TASS.
Novorossiysk submarines laid in August 2010 are considered to be noise lowest in the world and have a higher combat capability than submarines of previous projects.
Varshavyanka project submarines are upgraded with missile and torpedo weaponry, radio-electronic and hydro-acoustic equipment.
Submarines of this project has a surface speed of 20 knots (37 kph), maximum submersion of around 300 meters, can go on autonomous sailing of 45 days, has a crew of 52 and underwater displacement of around four thousand tones.
The fifth and sixth submarines are to be laid down in October - November this year, for the 310th anniversary of Admiralty Shipyard. The submarines will be named Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino.
Admiralty Shipyard Director General Aleksandr Buzakov said previously that this year the enterprise should deliver to the Russian Navy three submarines of Project 636.3 - Novorossiysk, Rostov-on-Don and Stary Oskol.