First Pacific Fleet Project 636.3 Begins Sea Trials

August 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The first in the series, the newest diesel-electric submarine “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” of project 636.3, which is being built by the Admiralty Vervy enterprise in St. Petersburg for the Pacific Fleet, went to factory sea trials to the Baltic Sea from St. Petersburg.

Before the submarine left, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov heard the chiefs of the specialized departments of the Main Command of the Navy about the readiness of the crew of the submarine for the stage of factory sea trials. The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy drew attention to the effective and accurate implementation of the test program, close interaction with representatives of industry and the transfer team of the plant on board the submarine.

During factory sea trials, a number of submarine ship systems will be tested, including communications and sonar systems.

“The equipment of the Pacific Fleet with new diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 is carried out as part of the active renewal of the non-nuclear component of the submarine forces of the Russian Navy. The previously built series of Project 636.3 boats for the Black Sea Fleet in practice has shown its effectiveness and reliability, ”said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov at a meeting on non-nuclear submarines held in the Admiralty.

As part of the support for the life cycle of these submarines, a significant amount of documentary support was carried out by the 51st Central Design and Technological Institute of Ship Repair (St. Petersburg). Submarine service project 636.3 meets the latest requirements.

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