Russian Diesel Submarine 'Kronstadt' Conducts High Speed Tests

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  • 06:52 AM, December 29, 2021
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Russian Diesel Submarine 'Kronstadt' Conducts High Speed Tests
Amur 1650 diesel-electric submarine based on Project 677E

Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards has carried out high-speed and maneuverable tests of Project 677 Lada diesel submarine, Kronstadt.

Specialists of the enterprise and the crew of the Russian Navy carried out the signboard and inclining of the submarine, checked the hydroacoustic complex, navigation and communication complexes, tested lifting and mast devices, press service of the company said in a statement.

The shipyard is preparing to start the second stage of factory sea trials.

 Project 677 submarines are designed to combat enemy submarines and surface ships, to protect naval bases, sea coast and sea communications, as well as to launch a missile strike on enemy coastal targets. The peculiarity of these submarines is their single-hull architecture, the use of complementary equipment and electronic weapons complexes of a new development, specially created for these submarines by Russian enterprises. They have a displacement of 1,800 tons, are distinguished by a low noise level, are capable of speeds up to 21 knots, and dive to a depth of 350 meters. The ship's crew is 36 people.

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