March 26, 2021 – The Admiralty Shipyards (part of the USC) hosted a solemn ceremony of launching a large diesel-electric submarine Magadan of project 636.3 for the Russian Navy.
The selfless work of all participants in the construction was noted by the general director of the enterprise Alexander Buzakov: “Ahead of the ship, mooring, factory and state tests await. I would like to assure the command of the Navy that the shipyard collective is ready to create new series and new submarines ”!
The launching of the Magadan submarine was called a significant event for the Russian Navy by Vice Admiral Igor Mukhametshin, Head of Shipbuilding, Armaments and Weapons Operation, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for Armaments: “The team of the Admiralty Shipyards has once again demonstrated their highest professionalism. I am sure that the construction of this series will be completed on time, and the ships that have become part of the Pacific Fleet will successfully solve all the tasks assigned to them. ”
Magadan, the third submarine of the series being built at JSC Admiralty Shipyards for the Pacific Fleet, was laid down on November 1, 2019. The first ship, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was handed over to the Russian Navy on November 25, 2019. The Volkhov submarine, the second in the series, entered the Pacific Fleet on October 24, 2020. The launch of the fourth Ufa submarine is scheduled for the end of this year.
The contract for the construction of the series was signed in September 2016, which was a continuation of the implementation of the long-term plan of the Russian Ministry of Defense to restore the combat readiness of the country’s Navy and the program to improve diesel-electric submarines.
Submarines of the modified 636 project have a higher (compared to previous projects) combat effectiveness. The world priority of ships of this class in the field of non-nuclear submarine shipbuilding is provided by: the optimal combination of acoustic stealth and target detection range, the latest inertial navigation system, a modern automated information control system, and powerful high-speed torpedo-missile weapons. Admiralty Shipyards are the undisputed leader in the construction of submarines of this class, and they also provide warranty and after-sales service.
Also at the Admiralty shipyards in just six years, from August 2010 to November 2016, a series of submarines of this project was built for the Black Sea Fleet. Since 2014, the enterprise has transferred two ships to the Russian Navy annually.
Tactical and technical characteristics of submarines of Project 636: navigation autonomy – 45 days, maximum immersion depth – 300 m; diving range at economical speed – 400 miles; cruising range in RDP mode with enhanced fuel reserve at a speed of 7 knots – 7,500 miles; surface displacement – 2,350 m³; number of torpedo tubes – 6. Submerged speed – 18 knots. Crew – 52 people.