The Vepr multipurpose nuclear submarine (nuclear submarine) of project 971 Schuka-B completed completion of factory sea trials, which it reached after repair and modernization. This was reported by the press service of the North fleet.
As explained in the press service, during the tests of the submarine at marine ranges in the Barents Sea, all submarine systems and equipment were checked. The return of the nuclear submarines to the Northern Fleet is scheduled for April.
Earlier it was reported that the timing of the return of the Vepr nuclear submarine to the fleet will depend on the results of the tests, since at the request of the customer in the modernization process "many new systems were involved."
The Vepr nuclear submarine underwent repairs and modernization at the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvyozdochka ship repair center).
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.