Sea trials of the second Varshavyanka for the Pacific Fleet completed
Diesel-electric submarine of project 636.3 "Volkhov", built for the Pacific Fleet at the "Admiralty shipyards", has completed the factory sea trials. This was announced on Wednesday, July 22, at the press service of the enterprise.
Plant representatives said that the tests lasted from June 18 to July 21. During this time, the sonar complex, radar and communication systems, submarine life support systems, etc. have been tested.
The press service of the Admiralty Shipyards noted that the submarine had successfully completed the planned dives. All systems and mechanisms worked normally, in accordance with the declared tactical and technical characteristics.
In the near future, the Volkhov will begin preparing for state tests, which are scheduled for mid-August. The next stage will be the transfer of the submarine to the Russian Navy.
"The construction of the series for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation is proceeding strictly according to the schedule and, in accordance with the contractual obligations, should be completed in 2022," the representatives of the enterprise emphasized.
"Volkhov" is the second submarine in a series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 (code "Varshavyanka"), ordered for the Pacific Fleet (the first of them, "", officially joined the Russian Navy in November 2019).
The Volkhov was launched at the end of last year. Mooring tests began in March . The transfer to the fleet is scheduled for 2020.
In November 2019, the third and fourth were laid down at the Admiralty Shipyards. submarines - "Magadan" and "Ufa".