Russian low noise submarine passed state tests

Russian low noise submarine passed state testsA new low-noise diesel-electric submarine of the fourth generation “Saint Petersburg” of the 677 “Lada” project has passed state tests, ITAR-TASS reports. As expected, the submarine will be incorporated into the Russian Navy at the beginning of May 2010. Earlier it was reported that "St. Petersburg" will begin trial operation in August-September this year.

"St. Petersburg" became the leading submarine of the series developed by the Central Design Bureau of Marine Equipment "Rubin". Now on the “Admiralty Shipyards” in various degrees of readiness are the submarines of the project 677 “Kronstadt” and “Sevastopol”. They were laid 28 July 2005-th and 10 November 2006 year. The submarines of the project "Lada" should replace the submarine project 877 "Halibut". As expected, in the interests of the Navy will be built eight ships of the project 677.

The displacement of the submarines of the project "Lada" is 1765 tons, and their maximum speed - 21 node. The autonomy of submarine navigation is 45 days. The submarines are armed with six millimeter 533 caliber torpedo tubes, which can be used to launch torpedoes and missiles. Submarines of the 677 project also have Igla-1M anti-aircraft missile systems.
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