On November 28, at the Admiralty Shipyards JSC (part of USC), a solemn flag-raising ceremony was held and the transfer of the new multi-purpose large submarine of Project 636.3 “Mozhaisk” to the Russian Navy.
Mozhaisk is the fifth submarine from the modernized Project 636 series, built by the Admiralty Shipyards for the Pacific Fleet. It was founded in August 2021 with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In April of this year it was launched. Admiralty Shipyards continues construction of the sixth submarine of the Yakutsk series.
The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Advisor to the General Director of JSC USC Vladimir Korolev, General Director of JSC Admiralty Shipyards Andrey Veselov and Deputy Head of the Administration of the Mozhaisky Urban District Maria Azarenkova, as well as representatives of the main command of the Navy, workers who built the submarine the boat, the crew itself and family members of military personnel.
“Our Admiralty Shipyards are the undisputed leader in the construction of submarines of this class. And I sincerely congratulate the shipbuilders on yet another labor victory. I especially want to congratulate our submariners, people in a high-risk profession. The new submarine on which they will serve not only performs its duties perfectly from the point of view of the effectiveness of military service. This project implements a number of innovative solutions, including the latest life support systems. The ship is called upon to fulfill two main tasks: to ensure the defense capability of our country and to preserve the lives of the crew,” Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Evtukhov noted in his congratulations.
General Director of JSC USC Andrey Puchkov, in turn, highly appreciated the contribution of St. Petersburg shipbuilders to increasing the efficiency of this type of submarine and, in general, to the development of technologies in the construction of modern submarines. In addition, in his address he confirmed the shipbuilding industry’s readiness to fully implement the military shipbuilding program.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, the Mozhaisk submarine was included in the Primorsky Flotilla of the diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet. She became the fifth ship in the series, designed to strengthen the country’s defense capability in the Far East. The submarine is equipped with modern torpedo and missile weapons, which have successfully proven their effectiveness in combat conditions.
As the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, noted in his speech, the ship was named after the ancient Russian city of Mozhaisk, whose residents made a significant contribution to the defense of the Fatherland.