PETERSBURG, October 9. (Itar-Tass). Modernization of diesel-electric submarine Kilo class started in the company "Admiralty Shipyards".
According to ITAR-Tass director general of JSC Vladimir Alexandrov, the submarine of Project 636 will be replaced and prevention systems, mechanisms, establish new types of weapons.
Submarine Kilo "Project 636, designed in the CDB for Marine Engineering" Rubin "is considered one of the most low-noise in the world. It is equipped with four missiles, 18 torpedoes and 24 mines. The crew of the ship - 52 people. The submarine can dive to a depth of 300 m and move in a submerged position with a speed of 37 km / h. "Kilo" is designed to destroy submarines and surface ships, protect naval bases and communications, reconnaissance.
Currently, the company completed the construction of two submarine export Kilo class. Under the contract signed by Rosoboronexport, one of them will be transferred to customers in 2009, another - in 2010