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"Descendant of Soviet submarines": Type 035 submarine commissioned in Myanmar

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The first submarine appeared in navy Myanmar in 2020 - Project 677 diesel-electric submarine "Halibut", which was previously supplied to India, where it served for a long time and, after being retrofitted with local systems, was transferred to the new owner.


On December 24, the second submarine of the country's navy, UMS Minye Kyaw Htin, was commissioned. It was recently transferred to Myanmar by China with an undisclosed set of systems, and it belongs to the Type 035 class, according to observers - more specifically to the 035B project. In total, five submarines of this modification were built in the PRC in 2000-2003.

The Type 035 is based on the Type 033 submarine, which in turn was created on the basis of the Russian [Soviet] Romeo class submarine [project 633 designation in NATO], of which it is a descendant. Moscow transferred patents for their production to the PRC before the Soviet-Chinese conflict in the 1960s [meaning the split in relations between countries that began in the late 1950s]. Type 035B is assessed as an obsolete diesel-electric submarine

- indicated in the AAG edition.

The submarine has a length of 76 m, a width of 7,6 m, a submerged displacement of 2110 tons, two propellers. The underwater speed reaches 18 knots, the diving depth is up to 300 m, the crew is 57 people. The main armament is represented by 533-mm torpedo tubes located in the bow.

The PLA Navy intends to decommission its old diesel-electric submarines, including all 2020 class submarines, and replace them with a more modern Type 035A / B / C product in the 039s. Apparently, the Myanmar fleet is also not going to use the submarine transferred by Beijing for its intended purpose.

The Myanmar Navy has stated that the submarine will be used primarily for training [personnel]. But it will also be applied to protect national interests at sea.

- explained in the publication.

At the same time, as noted in the fleet, 4 submarines are needed for full-fledged combat service, in connection with which it is possible to order two submarines each in the PRC and the Russian Federation ("Varshavyanok"). As stated in the publication, this is the result of "balancing with friendly forces."

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  1. marat2016
    marat2016 26 December 2021 20: 18
    -3
    There is still Cambodia and Laos to get hold of DPL! :)))
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 26 December 2021 20: 31
      +4
      Quote: marat2016
      There is still Cambodia and Laos to get hold of DPL! :)))
      Laos is landlocked
      hi
      1. marat2016
        marat2016 26 December 2021 22: 36
        +5
        In modern history, Laos was landlocked. But when in 1954 the country gained independence from France, it turned out that it was surrounded by maritime powers - Thailand, China, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam. The creation of its own naval forces became a matter of prestige for the country, and within a few years the royal naval forces of Laos appeared. To the authorities, apparently, the very fact of the existence of the fleet was important, its combat effectiveness was never a priority. The situation changed only after the 1975 coup, which resulted in the creation of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The navy was renamed from royal to folk. In fact, at the time, they were ruled by the Vietnamese. They helped with watercraft (two dozen river boats and a dozen amphibious landing boats), trained personnel.
        Now the Lao naval forces include three dozen boats (including six Soviet-made boats), the personnel - about 500 people.
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 26 December 2021 23: 05
          +4
          Quote: marat2016

          Now the Lao naval forces include three dozen boats (including six Soviet-made boats), the personnel - about 500 people.
          The Bolivian Navy is based on about. Titicaca, there is even a Marine Corps unit.
          Vice Admiral Flavio Gustavo Arce San Martin is the commander of the Bolivian Navy.
          Mongolian Navy - in 1938 they brought a tug from the USSR, the name "Sukhbaatar", based on about. Hovsgol, crew of 7 sailors.
          soldier
        2. andrewkor
          andrewkor 27 December 2021 04: 55
          0
          Uzbekistan also has a "Navy" - a pair of Gyurza armored boats at the border guards on the Amu Darya!
      2. marat2016
        marat2016 26 December 2021 22: 37
        +1
        So the lack of access to the sea does not interfere, there would be a desire and an opportunity ...
      3. ⁣⁣⁣
        ⁣⁣⁣ 27 December 2021 00: 58
        +5
        Quote: cat Rusich
        Laos is landlocked

        When and who stopped it? ))
        For example, more than 2,5 thousand ships sail under the flag of Mongolia, while under ours - less than 1,5 thousand.
        We are talking about civil courts, but still.
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    3. not main
      not main 26 December 2021 21: 37
      +1
      The sarcasm is understandable, but it is necessary to defend the sovereignty! And how to do this depends on the finances of the state! And the personal courage of the defenders! If with the first "not very", then the second is quite worthy, given the age of diesel-electric submarines and the last "owners"! Laos has already been mentioned.
    4. andrewkor
      andrewkor 27 December 2021 04: 50
      0
      Is Cambodia Myanmar? Feet, of course Burma is Myanmar! Thanks Vicky
  2. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 26 December 2021 22: 24
    +9
    There is no author, but there are mistakes!
    The first submarine appeared in the Myanmar fleet in 2020 - diesel-electric submarine project 677 "Halibut"which previously was delivered to India,
    Bloopers:
    1. Halibut is a 877 project.
    2. 677 India project was not delivered. There are only 2 of them: St. Petersburg and Kronstadt. And both remain with us. Most likely on the Northern Fleet.
    The main armament is represented by 533-mm torpedo tubes located in the bow.
    But 633 projects from birth have 8 TA (6 NTA with a stock of 6 torpedoes on the racks and 2 KTA torpedoes only in the TA. Total - 14 units)
  3. D16
    D16 26 December 2021 22: 26
    +3
    Diesel-electric submarines of project 677 "Halibut"

    Project 677 is Lada, not Halibut. Neither the Hindus nor the Chinese have them. You have to be more careful.
  4. donavi49
    donavi49 26 December 2021 23: 52
    0
    By the way, Indians and Chinese are pulling the undecided, it's fun to watch.

    The Hindus donated an old Warsaw woman to Sindhuvir a year ago, as well as Mi-17 helicopters, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other equipment.


    China responded with its old tanks and the Ju-8.



    At the same time, Myanmar orders weapons from India and China for money. From the latter, new items are generally flowing from aircraft and attack UAVs to MBT.



    About:
    full-fledged combat service requires 4 submarines, in connection with which it is possible to order two submarines each in the PRC and the Russian Federation ("Varshavyanok"). As stated in the publication, this is the result of "balancing with friendly forces."


    Due to the sanctions, all European partners disappear. Remains South Korea, which cooperates on the components of the fleet - but the submarines will not be sold to it, and it will be expensive for Myanmar. Even if used. China and Russia + if India / Pakistan / someone else boldly sells / donates his second-hand. The rest simply won't sell.
    1. marat2016
      marat2016 27 December 2021 01: 16
      +1
      Where does the information about the tanks \ BMP \ Mi-17 donated to Myanmar by India come from?