Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard will launch Kolpino submarine on May 31, 2016
Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard will launch the Kolpino, diesel-electric submarine of Project 636 built for RF Navy, on May 31, 2016, the Company says in its press release.
The solemn ceremony is to be attended by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Korolev, Saint-Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko and Director General of Admiralteiskie Verfi Aleksandr Buzakov.
The Novorossiysk, the lead submarine of the series, and the Rostov-on-Don joined the Black Sea Fleet of RF Navy in August and December 2014. Two more submarines, the Stary Oskol and the Krasnodar, were delivered to RF Navy in July and November 2015. The Veliky Novgorod, the fifth one, was launched on March 18, 2016.
All six submarines of the series are named after Hero-Cities or Cities of Military Glory.
Submarines of the modified 636 projects feature enhanced (compared to previous projects) combat characteristics. Non-nuclear powered submarines of improved Kilo-class (NATO reporting name) or Varshavyanka class advanced project 636 feature an optimal combination of stealth capabilities and target detection range, the newest navigation system, modern automated information management system, powerful high-speed torpedo and missiles. The boats are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations in relatively shallow waters.
Admiralteiskie Verfi has been building submarines from 1932. Over this period the shipyard has built over 400 submarines and different deepwater vehicles.
Admiralteiskie Verfi OJSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key enterprise of shipbuilding, a centre of conventional submarine building of Russia. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation OJSC. A number of contracts are being successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Four series of submarines are under construction now for RF and foreign Navies. Besides, icebreaker Ilya Muromets is under construction. The Company’s staff numbers 6,500 persons.
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