Russian Navy to Keep Building Kilo-Class Subs After ‘Pacific Series’

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Construction of the Project 636.3 submarines (Varshavyanka class, known in NATO as Improved Kilo) will continue after completion of the series for the Pacific Fleet, Russian Navy’s deputy commander Vice Admiral Andrey Volozhinsky told Mil.Press Today on Monday, November 25.

This confirms the previously leaked information about construction of Varshavyanka series for the Baltic Fleet.

Project 636.3 diesel electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

According to Alexander Buzakov, CEO at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard, subject to timely payment and supplies from subcontractors, construction period of one submarine will last 2.5 years.

The Saint Andrew’s colors ceremony took place on November 25 onboard the Project 636.3 submarine named Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the first out of six subs ordered for the Pacific Fleet. She was keel-laid on July 28, 2017.