Model of Amur-1650 conventional submarine with air-independent powerplant
Nikita Grigoriev, Mil.Press
Valentin Frolov, deputy director of Rubin Design Bureau told Mil.Press in March that the designers were ready to build a chemical anaerobic powerplant within three years upon opening of the R&D project.
For trial run of the air-independent powerplant, it is supposed to use the Project 677 (Lada-class) submarines. The option of using the anaerobic plant on the exported diesel sub Amur-1650 is under consideration as well. Among other customers, the sub is offered to India.