August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of the Boikiy corvette, the Kabardino-Balkaria small anti-submarine ship and the Sibiryakov hydrographic vessel of the Baltic Fleet provide state tests of the Volkhov diesel-electric submarine (SSK), which are taking place in combat training areas in the Baltic Sea.
The diesel-electric submarine crew, as part of the tests, conducted diving to various depths, in addition, the submariners, together with representatives of the industry, while at sea, check the operability of systems and mechanisms, check weapons and technical equipment in the underwater and surface position, test the boat at maximum speeds, and check the operation of the hydroacoustic station and radio equipment.
State tests are a mandatory stage in the construction process of any ship and are carried out in order to check its systems and mechanisms in sea conditions for compliance with the approved specification, diagrams, technical descriptions and operating instructions.
Various types and stages of testing new equipment for the Russian and foreign navies are regularly held at the Baltic sea ranges. Ships, support vessels, rescue forces and naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet are constantly involved in providing these measures.