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  • 2015 March 10 16:08

    Admiralty Shipyards starts shipbuilder's trials of Varshavyanka class submarine Stary Oskol

    Admiralty Shipyards kicked off shipbuilder's sea trials of new Varshavyanka class stealth submarine "Stary Oskol", the shipbuilding company's newspaper "Admiralteyets" reports.

    The submarine trials will be conducted at the Baltic Sea naval proving ground until the end of March. Then the submarine will dock at Baltiysk. After that the warship will undergo two-week state acceptance trials.

    "Stary Oskol" is the third in a series of six diesel-electric stealth submarines of Project 636.3 of Varshavyanka class, built for the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The submarine keel-laying was held in August 2012 and the vessel was launched in August 2014.

    Non-nuclear powered submarines of improved Kilo-class (NATO reporting name) or Varshavyanka class advanced project 636 feature combat effectiveness, a 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.

    Ship characteristics: Speed: surfaced - 17 knods, submerged - 20 knots; Operational depth - 240 m; Maximum test depth - 300 m; Endurance - 45 days; Complement - 52.

    Admiralty Shipyards JSC (Admiralteysky Verfy) is the oldest Russian shipbuilder, founded back in 1704. The company is part of Western Center of Shipbuilding owned by United Shipbuilding Corporation. JSC Admiralty Shipyards specializes in the design, construction and upgrade of civil vessels and warships for the Russian Navy. To date, the Company has built more than 300 submarines (including 41 with nuclear power engines), 68 deep and underwater vessels. Currently the shipyard is performing a number of contracts for domestic and overseas customers. There are two series of submarines under construction: Project 636.1 for foreign Navy and 636.3 project for the Russian Navy. The company is building salvage vessel "Igor Belousov» equipped with ROV "Bester-1". Admiralty Shipyards workforce is 6,500 people. In 2014 the company celebrated 310 years since the founding of Admiralty Shipyards.


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