Project 636.3 Volkhov to be Launched in December

October 22, 2019 – The second diesel-electric submarine of Volkhov Project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet will be launched in December at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy (Navy), Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, following a working meeting in the Admiralty, which addressed issues of non-nuclear submarine shipbuilding. “To equip the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet, construction of a series of submarines of project 636.3 continues. The main command of the Russian Navy in the process of construction and testing of…

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Russian Navy Hopes For Six Submarines in 2020 for First Time in 28 Years

August 23, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three subs to the Russian Navy a year while in 1997-2012, Russia’s subsurface force could get one submarine a year at best or no sub at all. Since 2013, new submarines have been regularly…

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First Pacific Fleet Project 636.3 Begins Sea Trials

August 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The first in the series, the newest diesel-electric submarine “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” of project 636.3, which is being built by the Admiralty Vervy enterprise in St. Petersburg for the Pacific Fleet, went to factory sea trials to the Baltic Sea from St. Petersburg. Before the submarine left, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov heard the chiefs of the specialized departments of the Main Command of the Navy about the readiness of the crew of the submarine for the stage of…

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Project 636.3 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Launched

March 28, 2019 (TASS) – The first Project 636.3 submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has been floated out for Russia’s Pacific Fleet at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg, TASS reports from the scene. “A contract for the construction of submarines for the Pacific Fleet was signed in September 2016 at the Army forum. In 2019, the submarine will be delivered to the Pacific Fleet,” Admiralty Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov said at the launch ceremony. The Project 636.3 (‘Varshavyanka’) is referred to the third generation of diesel-electric submarines. The submarines of this type…

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