November 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ceremony of laying two large diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet of Russia took place at JSC Admiralty Shipyards. The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolay Evmenov and the General Director of Admiralty Shipyards JSC Alexander Buzakov.
“The laying of two Ufa and Magadan submarines is another labor gift from the shipyards to the 315th anniversary,” Alexander Buzakov emphasized. – This is the third and fourth ships of the series for the Pacific Fleet, the construction of which is being successfully carried out at the enterprise. And we are proud that the fleet trusts the Admiralty Shipyards to build the modernized modern submarines. There is no doubt that all six ships of the series will be built and delivered on time and with appropriate quality.
The laying of new submarines by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of Russia called an important contribution to the process of increasing the efforts of the fleet and strengthening the defense capability of our country.
“The previous series of ships built at the shipyards for the Black Sea Fleet has already proved its high efficiency by participating in hostilities,” said Nikolai Evmenov. – A new series of submarines for the Pacific Fleet will be a worthy contribution to strengthening the Far Eastern borders of our country. The ships built at the Admiralty Shipyards have always been of high quality and reliability, and I am sure that this tradition will be continued!
The contract for the construction of six submarines for the Pacific Fleet of Russia was signed by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and JSC Admiralty Shipyards in September 2016. The first ship, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, completed the marine phase of state trials on October 10. The second, the Volkhov, is preparing to launch in December. Also, preparations are underway to begin construction of the fifth and sixth submarines. The construction of the entire series is planned to be completed in 2022.
Project 636.3 submarines are equipped with modern means to reduce their own noise to the natural background of the ocean. This ensures guaranteed proactive detection of the enemy, as well as timely evasion of his attacks.
The Admiralty Shipyards built 23 Project 636 submarines in 23 years, and all of these ships were handed over to the original contract. The plant has well-established technologies for the construction of non-nuclear submarines and built cooperation with equipment suppliers, as well as provides warranty and after-sales service. In 2016, the Admiralty Shipyards JSC completed the construction of a series of six ships of Project 636.3 for the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.
The performance characteristics of project 636 submarines: autonomy – 45 days, working depth – 240 m, ultimate depth – 300 m; diving range at an economic speed of 400 miles; cruising range in RPD mode with an enhanced fuel supply at a speed of 7 knots – 7,500 miles; surface displacement – 2,350 m³; the number of torpedo tubes – 6. Speed - 18 knots. The crew is 52 people.