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First Improved Kilo for the Russian Pacific Fleet launched

31st March 2019 - 14:48 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Admiralteyskye Verfy shipyard near St Petersburg, Russia, launched the first Project 636.3 Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine for the Russian Pacific Fleet on 28 March.

Named Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (B-274), it is the first of six submarines ordered by the Russian MoD in September 2016. All of these vessels are set for delivery to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet by 2022.   

Delivery is scheduled to take place by the end of November 2019.

The second-in-class, which has been named Volkhov, is expected to be handed over in 2020, with two more slated for 2021 and the last two will

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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