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Algeria receives last Improved Kilo class

9th December 2018 - 18:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Algerian Navy has received its second Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine, after the vessel completed a transit from the Admiralteyskye Verfy shipyard neat St Petersburg, Russia, on 26 November.

During its transit home the Project 636.1 Varshavyanka submarine, wearing the serial 032, was escorted by the Algerian navy tow vessel El Mounjid, tasked to support its travel from Russia to Algeria.

Algeria ordered the two Project 636.1 Improved Kilo submarines in June 2014, with construction of the first one commencing the following year as the original plan called for delivery in late 2017; the second was laid in 2016.

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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