April 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) have begun mooring trials of a large diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3 Magadan.
The tests will last about two months and will end in early June. During this time, specialists from factory departments and contractors will check the ship’s navigation system, communications complex, general ship systems, hydroacoustic complex, control systems, and torpedo-missile weapon systems. After the end of the mooring tests, the ship will go to the factory sea trials, the completion of which is scheduled for the Day of the Navy.
Magadan is the third submarine of the series for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation, launched on March 26, 2021 in a high, 91%, degree of readiness. The ship was laid down on November 1, 2019.
At present, the docking of the fourth submarine of the Pacific series “Ufa” has begun, and the ship’s solid hull is being welded.
The construction of a series of submarines for the Pacific Fleet is proceeding in accordance with contractual obligations. The third submarine of the Magadan series will be transferred to the Navy in November of this year; by the end of 2021, it is planned to launch the fourth ship, Ufa.
The contract for the construction of the series was signed in September 2016. 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.