Mil.Press TV: Russian Sabotage Mother Submarine Debuted at IMDS-2021

Rubric: Industry, Video

At the International Maritime Defense Show 2021, Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau (Saint Petersburg, Russia) unveiled details about Piranha-class submarine Serval. The project is developed proactively for further exports. Designers name air-independent powerplant (AIPP) based on gas turbine generator as the sub’s key feature. When moving underwater, such AIPP operates in close-cycle mode using liquid oxygen reserves. Serval is intended for sabotage actions. The submarine is equipped with the airlock chamber for combat divers, and a Triton-class midget sub.

The information about the new submarines developed by Malakhit was published in the company’s Annual Report 2020. The bureau has formed design of a nuclear-powered sub Gorgona and an air-independent sub Serval.

The 10th International Maritime Defense Show took place in June 23-27 at Expoforum Congress & Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg. Over 20 events, including 4 scientific conferences, were held under the business program of the exhibition. The Russian Navy ships were presented to the attendants and the delegations at the piers of St. Petersburg Seaport Passenger Terminal at Vasilyevsky Island (The Waterfront).