ST. PETERSBURG, November 28. /TASS/. The Mozhaisk diesel-electric submarine of Varshavyanka-class project 636.3 built by the Admiralty Shipyard for the Pacific fleet hoisted the Navy flag on Tuesday.
"Dear comrades, another combat unit joined the underwater forces of the Pacific fleet, of the Navy today. Submarines of the project are equipped with the latest arms and carry long-range precision weapons that confirmed reliability in the fight against Syrian terrorists and neo-Nazis in the Black Sea. The submarines are dubbed the black hole as they are invisible for the adversary and deliver inescapable retaliation. We shall continue building the series," Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolay Yevmenov said.
The Mozhaisk is the eleventh project 636.3 submarine. She is armed with Kalibr-PL cruise missiles and was developed by the Rubin Design Bureau to fight hostile submarines and warships, defend naval bases, coastal and sea communications, and engage in patrol and reconnaissance.
Project 636.3 submarines (Improved Kilo by NATO classification) are the third generation of diesel-electric submarines which are most noiseless in the world. They are 74-meter long and have a displacement of 3900 tons. They develop underwater speed of 20 knots, submerge to 300 meters and have the cruising capacity of 45 days. The crew comprises 52 men. They carry Kalibr missiles to strike at surface (3M-54 and 3M-541) and ground targets (cruise missiles 3M-14) and have new electronic equipment. The Admiralty Shipyard is building six Varshavyanka-class subs for the Pacific fleet.