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Vepr nuclear submarine of project 971 went for testing after repair

Vepr nuclear submarine of project 971 went for testing after repair

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.
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  1. Mouse
    Mouse 19 March 2020 15: 51
    For the durability of a durable case! drinks
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    1. cost
      cost 19 March 2020 16: 02
      I join in the congratulation of Vasily. All involved with the holiday! drinks
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 19 March 2020 17: 20
      Happy Sailor-Submariner Day !!! drinks
      The Vepr project 971 Shchuka-B multipurpose nuclear submarine (NPS) is currently undergoing factory sea trials after being repaired and modernized.

      As I understand it, the Project 971 Pike-B Boar weapon was also changed. Onyx and Caliber are likely.
      “Updated submarines will become deadly for enemy squadrons and aircraft-carrying groups,” an expert told Izvestia. - One of their volleys can hit several targets at once. Moreover, this can be done at a distance of the ultimate range of missiles. To attack, you need to get the coordinates of enemy objects from reconnaissance satellites, drones, planes or ships.

      The naval version of the Caliber went through baptism of fire, having established itself as a highly accurate and trouble-free weapon. It is also important that they can be used to strike strikingly at ground targets, which has been demonstrated in Syria. Now "Pike" will be able to effectively support the actions of our Ground Forces or landing forces.
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        1. Sky strike fighter
          Sky strike fighter 19 March 2020 17: 29
          The calibres on the upgraded 971 are already a fact. Follow the link in my previous post.
        2. Sky strike fighter
          Sky strike fighter 19 March 2020 17: 47
          Quote: rudolff
          Onyx will definitely not. The caliber is in question. If integrated, the state should shoot back.

          Yes, everything will be, otherwise what is the point in deep modernization of 971 projects?
          Vepr is a Project 971 Shchuka-B strike submarine of the third generation. Submarines of this type are distinguished by low noise and are designed to hunt for enemy submarines and surface ships, as well as to guard Russian strategic missile carriers on alert. Together with Veprem, four nuclear submarines of the same type are being repaired with deep modernization: Bratsk, Volk, Leopard and Samara. All of them will be able to use the Kalibr cruise missiles.

          Initially, the main target of the Project 949 Antey nuclear submarines was considered to be aircraft carrier groups. To combat them, the 154-meter ships carried 24 Granit heavy cruise missiles. In the process of modernization, the boats are being adapted to use the latest Caliber, Onyx and Zircon missiles - there will be up to 72 of them on board each submarine.

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            1. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 19 March 2020 20: 11
              Quote: rudolff
              Let's wait for the state tests.

              Duc, do not wait long. Happy holiday, dear Rudolph !!! Strong crab! drinks
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        3. Podvodnik
          Podvodnik 19 March 2020 19: 15
          I was on her state (in the last century). I had to "indignate" a little. From a member of the commission I heard: "What do you want most of all?" But the firing program was completed. Although I heard a few words from the chairman in my address. It was necessary, of course, to be more diplomatic. He was young. But my six was small. He controlled everything he saw fit and made him do it. True, the special opinion had to be abandoned. I remember it was a fountain pen. Seven feet under the keel, good luck to the crew. Swimming with a holiday.
          1. Michael67
            Michael67 20 March 2020 01: 42
            In 91, a sailor with peritonitis was removed from a similar board on the Kalinin in the North Atlantic. We gave 12 knots 33 hours before the rendezvous. On the boat, the kid with appendicitis had complications. The commander of the campaign did not let the Ka-27 be raised, the wind was very strong. They filmed snipe. A stretcher on guys, a wave above the roof ... The guy in the cradle, poor fellow, under anesthesia, already turned green. They were lifted aboard together with the launch. And our operating room is excellent, and most importantly, doctor-surgeon-Hands of Gold - Tolya Voytsitsky! Saved the submariner! Somewhere now a sailor is running. Brothers submariners with the Holiday!
  2. smart ass
    smart ass 19 March 2020 15: 53
    Great unit, especially the underwater speed I liked
    1. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik 19 March 2020 19: 25
      Great unit, especially the underwater speed I liked

      On the state (20th century), according to the test program, they went in full swing for some time. Experienced all sorts of regimes, etc. That is another impression. The sea is shallow (White). I felt the trembling of the body as a "fifth point". Imagine: a five-story house rushes under water at about 60 km / h. How powerful! It was tense for the boatswain. On the "automatic" the boat "jumped" a little. The feedback on the rudders didn't work. Impression: "like a horse". And in the manual it is dumb. Not far from the bottom. I was thinking then, is there a breaker on the surface? (hump). Eh .... We were once also trotters.
      Happy holiday! For those at sea!
      1. smart ass
        smart ass 19 March 2020 20: 20
        Yes you guys are heroes for me
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 March 2020 17: 53
    Well, you guys are barbarians, why were you silent, and I already had dinner. fellow laughing lol laughing drinks soldier
    1. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik 19 March 2020 19: 26
      And no one canceled the evening tea!
      Happy holiday! For those at sea!
  4. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 19 March 2020 18: 01
    Happy holiday to all submariners! Prosperity to our melt!
  5. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 19 March 2020 18: 03
    at least somehow repair and this is not bad
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 19 March 2020 18: 24
      Deep modernization of 971 projects.
      “Full dock repair, repair of ventilation valves, kingstones, main shaft shaft, propeller, special rubber coating is being carried out, the hull is being completely painted, those ship systems that affect its survivability are being repaired,” director of the enterprise Arkady Ohanyan told Zvezda shopping mall.

      In addition, he said, work is underway to replace the core of a nuclear reactor.
      1. Ryaruav
        Ryaruav 19 March 2020 18: 26
        thanks for the info
  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 19 March 2020 18: 27
    Happy holiday, divers!
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 19 March 2020 23: 56
      What good health these mermaids have, God forbid they keep it longer!
  7. megadeth
    megadeth 19 March 2020 18: 37
    Happy holiday divers! Health, happiness, good luck and the number of dives would coincide with the ascent. You are all heroes as astronauts !!! I'm with the Strategic Missile Forces ...
  8. Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 19 March 2020 20: 59
    Good news. And here's what else is important:
  9. Escobar
    Escobar 19 March 2020 21: 18
    Explain to me why keep four 650 mm torpedo tubes if the "thick" torpedoes for them have been removed from service? Was it not possible to install 533 mm instead of them?
    1. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik 20 March 2020 10: 29
      These devices are structurally made in combination with all the equipment of the submarine. These are supporting fittings, automated racks and other body kits. Moreover, the devices pass through a solid body into the nasal end. And it is not so easy to cut out old ones and "solder" new "thin" ones. Well, "thick" hydrogen peroxide torpedoes are not the only product that can be used from the corresponding vehicles. There are also missile torpedoes. They are in service and loaded onto submarines. So "thick" devices will come in handy.
  10. Ethiopian
    Ethiopian 19 March 2020 23: 03
    Great news! It is interesting that with weapons under 650 mm, they say they do not produce new products
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 March 2020 04: 39
    Absolutely wound up! I missed my holiday! recourse After - Happy Holidays, sub-swimming !!! soldier БЧ-4 three times URA !!!
    1. Podvodnik
      Podvodnik 20 March 2020 10: 31
      Warhead-7 supports.
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