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Russian Black Sea Fleet to get two Varshavyanka subs Oct 25 and Nov 25 — manufacturer

October 21, 2016, 17:39 UTC+3 MOSCOW
This will increase to six the Black Sea Fleet’s group of upgraded project 636 submarines
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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. 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.

"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.

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