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Russia’s Novorossiysk submarine ready to join Black Sea Fleet after trials

August 04, 2015, 11:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The submarine fired a cruise missile from the Barents Sea against a target at the Chizha firing range in the Arkhangelsk region
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MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. The Novorossiysk, Russia's new Project 636 (Varshavyanka) diesel-electric submarine has completed trials in the Northern Fleet and is ready to sail to the Black Sea to its permanent base, Northern Fleet acting spokesman, Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Luzik said on Tuesday.

The Novorossiysk submarine has completed its trials with a cruise missile launch from the Barents Sea against a target at the Chizha firing range in the Arkhangelsk region in north Russia, he said.

"Today the crew has completed a cycle of the ship’s basic preparation, replenished provisions and is fully prepared to make an inter-fleet passage from the Barents to the Black Sea to its permanent base in Novorossiysk," the spokesman said.

During the period of its stay in the Northern Fleet from November last year, the submarine successfully performed its submersion to the maximum depth and the check of its armament and technical means while carrying out live torpedo and missile launches in the Barents Sea, the spokesman said.

Infographics New submarines for Russia's Black Sea Fleet New submarines for Russia's Black Sea Fleet
Two new Projects 636.3 diesel-electric submarines have been laid down at the Admiralty Shipyards. The vessels were named Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino. Infographics by TASS

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