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Project 636.3 Volkhov to be Launched in December – SeaWaves – the BEST naval news since 1995
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 these submarines works closely with representatives of the Admiralty Shipyards, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and the enterprises involved in the cooperation in the construction of nuclear submarines. The result of this interaction is the implementation of new technical solutions for a number of radio-technical weapons systems and submarine life support systems 636.3. The series of boats of this project being built for the Pacific Fleet takes into account the specifics of operation in the Far East, ”said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
In turn, the Director General of Admiralty Shipyards JSC, Alexander Buzakov, noted that the Volkhov diesel-electric submarine is undergoing pre-launch preparation on the slipway of the enterprise. Installation work provided for in the design documentation is being completed.
Earlier in the Admiralty, the results of state tests of the first diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (project 636.3), built at the Admiralty Shipyards for the Pacific Fleet, were analyzed. The marine stage of state testing was completed on October 10 in the Baltic Sea. The submarine confirmed all the declared tactical and technical characteristics by completing the test program, including the planned dives. The submarine is currently undergoing an audit, followed by a fine finish. The boat underwent factory trials in August – September 2019.