Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will get its fifth and sixth submarine of project 636.3 (Varshavyanka) – The Veliki Novgorod and The Kolpino – on October 25 and November 25 respectively, the CEO of the Admiralty Shipyards, Aleksandr Buzakov, said on Friday.
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“Government certification tests of the fifth sub in the family – The Veliki Novgorod – have ended successfully. The sub will be handed over to the Black Sea fleet on October 25. The sixth submarine – The Kolpino – is due to be delivered on November 25,” Buzakov said.
This will increase to six the Black Sea Fleet’s group of upgraded project 636 submarines. The four others – The Novorossiisk, The Rostov-on-Don, The Stary Oskol and The Krasnodar – are already in service.
“The Admiralty Shipyards is ready to get down to work on the newly-concluded contracts for building another series of six submarines of project 636 for Russia’s Pacific Fleet,” Buzakov said.