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In St. Petersburg, launched a “black hole”
In St. Petersburg, the company “Admiralty Shipyards” Thursday was launched the first diesel-electric submarine of 636.3 “Novorossiysk”. Submarine Project 636 were dubbed by experts from NATO “black holes” for their sverhskrytnost.
The new submarine is considered the low noise of all domestic ships. As a cover submarine uses natural acoustic background of the ocean and is able to approach a potential target at a distance of 3-4 times greater than that which can be zapelengovat herself.
Submarine in this series are equipped with a powerful high-speed torpedo-missile weapons and are designed for use in those sea areas where the use of nuclear submarines is impossible and impractical.
According to Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov, submarines modified 636 project have a higher (compared with previous projects) combat effectiveness. Optimal combination of acoustic stealth and target detection range, the latest inertial navigation complex, modern automated information management system that provides decision commanding tasks powerful high-speed torpedo-Missiles provide global priority ships of this class in the non-nuclear submarine.
“Novorossiysk” is a head in a series of six submarines to be built until 2016.
The performance characteristics of the submarine “Novorossiysk”:
NATO classification – Improved Kilo
Speed freeboard / underwater, knots – 17/20
Depth, operating / limit, m – 240/300
Endurance, days – 45
Crew, men – 52
Displacement overwater / underwater, t – 2350/3950
Length, m – 73.8
Width, m – 9.9
Range diving economic speed, miles – 400
Cruising range RDP mode with power supply of fuel at a speed of 7 knots, miles – 7500
Number of torpedo tubes, ed. / Caliber, mm – 6/533
Summary ammunition, ed. (Missiles / torpedoes / min) – 4/18/24
According to ITAR-TASS materials
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