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 France financing tests Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations Indian Navy United Shipbuilding Corporation Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiral Gorshkov Admiralteyskie Verfi Mistral Vladivostok accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Russia - France Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Vysotsky Rosoboronexport event ceremony Yantar Severomorsk defense order negotiations conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation Putin Black Sea investigations Varyag coast guard Vikramaditya Novorossiysk landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials Syria traditions Japan escort South Korea statistics Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy Chirkov problems Severodvinsk reinforcement tension firings technology tragedy provocation Moskva upgrade Baltic Sea frontier service Almaz search and rescue hostages Caspian Flotilla court keel laying Turkey Dmitry Donskoy rumors Petr Veliky World War II death helicopters Kilo class Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Kaliningrad shipwreck Rubin Admiral Vinogradov Norway patrols Russia-Norway delivery
Search
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
 
Tell a friend Print version

Russia's Lada sub trials to be completed in 2009

11.06.2009 Source: en.rian.ru

The Defense Ministry plans to complete sea trials of a new diesel Lada-class submarine this year, a military official said on Wednesday.

"The Navy will complete trials of the Lada-class submarine equipped with new sonar systems in 2009," said Maj. Gen. Alexander Shevchenko, in charge of the Armed Forces' armaments maintenance and support.

A deputy head of the Navy General Staff said in March that the first Lada-class would enter service with the Russian Navy in 2010.

The Project 677 diesel submarine, developed by the Rubin design bureau, features an advanced anti-sonar coating for its hull, an extended cruise range, and advanced anti-ship and anti-submarine weaponry, including Club-S cruise missile systems.

The construction of the sub began in 1997 at St. Petersburg's Admiralty Shipyards. Two other submarines of the same class - the Kronshtadt and the Sevastopol - are being built by the company.

The Lada-class vessels will gradually replace the Kilo class submarines, which are sometimes called "Black Holes" for their ability to avoid detection, and are considered to be among the quietest diesel-electric submarines in the world.

The Russian Navy is planning to have a total of eight Lada-class submarines in the future.

Back to the list





Back to news list