Login

 

Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei policy procurements Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg tests France financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky Serdiukov US Navy cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations Indian Navy United Shipbuilding Corporation Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiral Gorshkov Admiralteyskie Verfi Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Russia - France Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Rosoboronexport Vysotsky ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Putin Black Sea Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines meeting Severnaya Verf scandals memorials traditions Syria South Korea Japan escort statistics Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy Chirkov problems Severodvinsk reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology hostages provocation Baltic Sea Moskva Almaz frontier service search and rescue Caspian Flotilla upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II Kaliningrad death Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta helicopters Kilo class shipwreck Petr Veliky Rubin Admiral Vinogradov Norway patrols Russia-Norway delivery
Search
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
 
Tell a friend Print version

Russian-Indian Subs May Get Air-Independent Powerplant

Russian-Indian Subs May Get Air-Independent Powerplant 28.03.2012
Text: Vzglyad
Photo: Project Amur-1650 non-nuclear submarine. admship.ru
Air-independent powerplant (AIP) passing trials in Russia can be mounted not only on exported Project Amur-1650 submarines but on prospective subs co-produced by Russia and India, said Viktor Komardin heading the Rosoboronexport delegation at the Defexpo India 2012 exhibition.

Project Amur-1650 submarine powered by air-independent plant takes part in the $11.8-bln Indian tender for six conventional subs along with Scorpene (France), Type-214 (Germany), and S-80 (Spain). The tender was issued in Sept 2011.

"Presently, Russia is completing trials of crucially new air-independent powerplant which can be mounted not only on Project Amur-1650 subs but on jointly designed submarines. This is critical requirement of Indian partners. So, the prospects are bright", Komardin told RIA Novosti. He reminded that Rosoboronexport had offered India a newest Project Amur-1650 submarine analogous to that commissioned into Russian Navy in 2010. Her well-balanced armament includes antiship missiles and multiple-purpose torpedoes. Amur-1650 is capable to destroy land-based targets by salvo launch of cruise missiles. "Russia is the only country to produce missiles that India wants", emphasized Komardin.

Russian Project 667E Amur-1650 non-nuclear submarine has good chance to win the tender thanks to unique performance characteristics such as submergence duration (over 25 days with prospective AIP) and longer underwater detection range. Submergence duration of foreign analogs is 15-20 days.

Russian prototype of Amur-1650 is Project 677 Lada non-nuclear submarine. Lead sub St. Petersburg was commissioned in 2010.

Earlier on, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief ADM Vladimir Vysotsky told RIA Novosti that first Russian conventional submarine powered by air-independent plant could be created in 2014 on the basis of Project 677. Two subs of this project have been laid down at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard; it is planned to mount AIP on them. Development of the air-independent plant is conducted ahead of schedule by Rubin Central Design Bureau.

Defexpo India 2012 exhibition will take place in Delhi since March 29 till Apr 1.

Back to the list





Back to news list