The Vepr multipurpose nuclear submarine (NPS) of project 971 Schuka-B is currently undergoing factory sea trials after repair and modernization. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.
According to the source, the repair and modernization of the submarine is completed, the timing of the return of the submarine to the North fleet will depend on the test results, because at the request of the customer in the modernization process "many new systems were involved."
Repair and modernization of the Vepr nuclear submarine are completed. Submarine began factory trials
- the agency leads the words of the source.
The Vepr nuclear submarine underwent repairs and modernization at the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvyozdochka ship repair center). The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolay Evmenov in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper said that the submarine will return to the Northern Fleet in April.
The Vepr nuclear submarine was launched under the name K-157 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on July 13, 1990, launched on December 10, 1994, and was commissioned on November 25, 1995. It is part of the Northern Fleet.
Main characteristics: Surface displacement of 8140 tons, underwater 12770 tons. The longest length on the waterline is 114,3 meters, the largest body width is 13,6 meters, the average draft on the waterline is 9,7 meters. Surface speed of 11,6 knots, submarine 33 knots. Working immersion depth of 480 meters, the maximum immersion depth of 600 meters. The crew of 73 people, including 31 officers. Autonomy of swimming 100 days.
Armament: 4 torpedo tubes 650 mm (ammunition - 12 torpedoes) and 4 torpedo tubes 533 mm (ammunition - 28 torpedoes), missile torpedoes and cruise missiles RK-55 Granat, MANPADS Strela-ZM.