July 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest non-nuclear submarine “Kronstadt” (project 677, type “Lada”), which was installed on the Neva roads in the front line of ships, caused great interest among the guests and residents of the northern capital who arrived at the Main Naval Parade. The Kronstadt diesel-electric submarine was built at the Admiralty shipyards as part of the military shipbuilding program in order to equip a non-nuclear submarine-leaving Russian Navy.
The diesel-electric submarine was moored in a raid on special mooring devices “barrels” in St. Petersburg at the Blagoveshchensky Bridge. Currently, the submarine Kronstadt is preparing to leave the Neva roads to continue mooring trials.
“Every year the number of the newest ships and submarines represented at the Main Naval Parade will increase. Everyone should see the dynamics of the development of surface and submarine forces as part of the renewal of the potential of the Navy. The interest that residents of St. Petersburg and guests of the city show to new ships that took part in the Parade shows that the Navy is an important part of our national pride, ”admiral Nikolai Evmenov said at one of the meetings.
“It is symbolic that a non-nuclear submarine of the fourth generation takes part in the celebration of the Navy Day. Lada-type submarines are our perspective, and we are confident that the future of a non-nuclear submarine fleet is 677 projects, ”said Alexander Buzakov, general director of Admiralty Shipyards JSC.
“Further construction of diesel-electric submarines of the Lada-type project 677 requires simultaneous support in terms of the service system for these boats. There is confidence that this system will be perfect. At the request of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the 51st Central Design and Technological Institute of Ship Repair is currently developing a full set of repair and technical documentation and documentation for other types of maintenance of diesel-electric submarines of the Lada type 677. In the development of this documentation, the experience and serious scientific potential accumulated by the institute is used, ”said Georgy Muru, director of the 51st Central Design Technological Institute of Ship Repair.
Starting from Kronstadt, the Admiralty Shipyards are building a series of Lada-type submarines under an improved project. During the construction of the series, the experience of operating the first ship, the St. Petersburg, which operates as part of the Northern Fleet, was taken into account. On serial ships, the ship equipment technical management system, electric propulsion system, navigation complex have been deeply modernized.
“Kronstadt” was launched on September 20, 2018. On the third ship – “Velikie Luki”, laid down on March 19, 2015, equipment is mounted, sections of the ship are preparing for docking.
At the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2019” on June 27, 2019, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract with JSC “Admiralty Shipyards” for the construction of the fourth and fifth submarines of the Lada series. Admiralty shipyards – the only factory-builder of ships of this class. The project developer is AO Rubin Central Design Bureau.