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Russia’s Volkhov submarine begins dockside trials

3rd March 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Admiralty Shipyard begun dockside trials of the Project 636.3 diesel-electric Volkhov submarine (known as Improved Kilo-II by NATO) at its base in St Petersburg.

The submarine is the second in a total order of six which the shipyard has been contracted to build for Russia’s Pacific Fleet. Two other vessels are under construction and are due to be completed in 2022.

The Admiralty Shipyard released a statement saying that: ‘The trials will take about three months. Over this period, specialists will check all the ship’s systems, assembles and mechanisms.’

TASS reported that the submarines are armed with 3M-54 Kalibr cruise missiles which can be launched from the vessel’s torpedo tubes whilst in a submerged position. 

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