As reported on April 27, 2017 web resource FlotProm, the modernization of the main titanium nuclear multipurpose submarine B-239 "Carp" project 945 (cipher "Barracuda") of the Northern Fleet and was limited to the unloading of fuel from the ship in 2014. According to the source FlotProm in the defense industry complex, the resumption of work is unlikely.
"The modernization of the Carp is too expensive and laborious, the candle is not worth the candle," the source said. "Today, the Defense Ministry has much more relevant projects whose expediency is not questioned."
The source added that he was not sure about the very possibility to bring the structurally complex "Karp" to the requirements put forward by the Defense Ministry to the submarines of the 4th generation, and also stressed that the final decision has not yet been taken.
According to the founder of the site "Storm of the depth" by Andrey Nikolayev, if the expediency of upgrading the 945 submarine raises questions, the money saved for the modernization of Carp and Kostroma (the second submarine of the project, which was planned to be updated after Carp - etc.) It is more logical to direct the construction of new "Ash".
"Each submarine is relevant at the time, if it is possible to get modern ships, such as the modernized Yaseni, it's more logical to concentrate on them, or to try to get 971 projects back in. Perhaps, it is more economically feasible," the expert shared his point of view.
The Ministry of Defense signed a contract with the Severodvinsk Ship Repair Center Zvezdochka to repair and upgrade submarines of Project 945 B-239 Karp and B-276 Kostroma in 2014.
It was assumed that the Barracuda will receive new sonar stations, combat information management systems, radars, GLONASS / GPS navigation systems and weapons systems.
In February 2015, it became known about the suspension of modernization, but the press service of the company announced the continuation of the repair work.
The submarine "Karp" became part of the Northern Fleet in 1984, "Kostroma" - in 1987, withdrew in reserve in 1998 and in 2000, respectively. Both submarines are built at the Nizhny Novgorod shipyard Krasnoye Sormovo.