Russia: Diesel-electric submarine Volkhov floated out in St. Petersburg

Diesel-electric submarine Volkhov for the Russian Pacific Fleet within the framework of the project 636.3 was launched at St. Petersburg’s Admiralty Shipyard on Thursday. Commander Vladimir Yakushev from the Primorsk flotilla said that getting the warships will «without a doubt, significantly improve the combat capabilities of both the Pacific Fleet and Russian Navy as a whole.» Volkhov is the... Еще second of six submarines to be delivered to the Pacific Fleet, and is expected to join the fleet in November 2020, after passing sea and user trials. Project 636.3 submarines can accommodate up to 52 sailors, and are equipped with torpedoes, mines and Kalibr cruise missiles.

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