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Ufa diesel-electric submarine to enter service with Russian Navy in November.

| 2022

MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. The Ufa diesel-electric submarine will enter service with the Russian Navy next month, Russian Navy Commander Adm. Nikolay Yevmenov has said.
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Improved Kilo-class submarine Ufa (Picture source: Akentyev Alex)

"The Ufa large diesel-electric submarine of Project 636 will enter service with the Navy in November," the Russian Defense Ministry quoted the commander as saying during a working meeting on Wednesday.

According to Yevmenov, the Admiralty Shipyard is about to complete the maritime trials of the submarine in the Baltic Sea. At present, the sub has returned to the shipyard to undergo "final examinations and finishing works as part of preparations for signing of the acceptance act," he said.

The Ufa is the fourth submarine of its family built for the Pacific Fleet. Its keel was laid down in November 2019.

Project 636.3 submarines (Improved Kilo by NATO classification) are the third generation of diesel-electric submarines which are the most noiseless in the world. They develop underwater speed of 20 knots, submerge to 300 meters and have the cruising capacity of 45 days. The crew comprises 52 men, the underwater displacement is close to four thousand tons. They carry Kalibr missiles to strike at surface (3M-54 and 3M-541) and ground targets (cruise missiles 3M-14) and have new electronic equipment.

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