A contract was signed for the purchase of the UET-1 torpedo for the Russian Navy
As reported by the TASS agency on February 28, 2018, the Dagestan plant Dagdizel will build 73 torpedoes (UET-1) for the Russian Navy until 2023. The corresponding contract was signed on Wednesday by the head of the Department for Providing State Defense Order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Rear Admiral Andrei Vernigora and Director of Dagdizel Raul Ilyasov, the Russian military department said.533-mm electric torpedo UET-1E (OKH Ichthyosaur) for the development of Dagdizel Plant (c) Maxim Klimov
"Now we are talking about 73 products, the cost of such a contract is 7.2 billion rubles, it will be in effect until 2023. The first products are planned to be delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry next year, but the contract will be advertised this year, therefore, the enterprise will begin serial production this year, "Lieutenant-General Anatoly Gulyaev, head of the Armed Forces General Directorate of Armed Forces, told reporters after signing the contract.
"The contract is a long-term one, while it is a five-year period." Taking into account the completion of the installation of equipment and production, we hope that the enterprise will complete these works this year. "When confirming the output to full production capacity, the Defense Ministry will return to consideration of the issue of increasing the volume of purchases of these products," he said. .
According to him, UET-1 - a new universal electric torpedo with improved combat and technical characteristics, it came to replace the obsolete self-guided electric torpedo USET-80.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation specified that UET-1 is a torpedo caliber of 533 mm with a longer range than USET-80, higher speed and better detection of underwater targets. Among the features of the new product is the ability to detect the wake of surface ships and the possibility of smooth speed control.
On the bmpd side, we recall that the 533-mm universal electric torpedo UET-1 was developed by the Dagdizel Plant (Kaspiisk) as part of the Ichthyosaur R & D, as well as the well-known material on the vicissitudes of the Ichthyosaur R & D and torpedo developers' struggle.