The diesel-electric submarine of project 636.3 “Ufa”, built for the Pacific Fleet, will become part of the Russian Navy on Wednesday, November 16, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported.
“The ceremony of raising the St. Andrew’s flag and receiving the submarine into the Navy will be held on November 16,” it was reported on Monday.
This date was approved by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Nikolai Evmenov.
The order of the commander-in-chief to accept the submarine into the Navy will be read out at a solemn ceremony to be held on November 16 at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, where the submarine was built. “From the moment of the announcement of the order and the raising on the flagpole of the St. Andrew’s flag, the diesel-electric submarine Ufa will be considered accepted into the Russian Navy,” the press release said.
“Ufa” – the fourth submarine of project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet, was laid down in November 2019.
Yevmenov previously reported that “by 2024, the Russian Navy plans to receive the entire series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3, being built at the Admiralty Shipyards purposefully to equip the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet.”
“These submarines have excellent stealth characteristics and are equipped with high-precision weapons, which allows them to effectively perform tasks for their intended purpose,” the Navy commander-in-chief said.
According to the open data, the tactical and technical characteristics of the submarines of project 636.3 are as follows: autonomy of navigation – 45 days, the maximum depth of immersion – 300 meters, the range of diving with an economical speed – 400 miles, the range of navigation in the mode of RDP (engine operation under water, – “IF”) with an enhanced fuel reserve at a speed of 7 knots – 7,500 miles, the number of torpedo tubes – 6. The speed of the underwater course is 18 knots. Crew – 52 people.
Project 636.3 submarines are equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles (developed by OKB Novator, JSC Concern VKO Almaz-Antey).