Moscow. December 26. INTERFAX-the multi-purpose nuclear submarine "Leopard "was removed from the boathouse of the Zvezdochka ship repair center (Severodvinsk) after the completion of the slipway stage of repair and modernization, Navy commander-in-chief Nikolai Evmenov said.
"The submarine was removed from the main boathouse of the shipyard to complete work at the pier of the enterprise. I received a corresponding report on the successful operation to remove the leopard submarine from the boathouse, " the Russian defense Ministry's information Department quoted Evmenov as saying.
"By the time of withdrawal from the boathouse, the forces of Zvezdochka and its contractors had replaced radio-electronic weapons, control systems, communications, navigation, hydroacoustics, and the combat information and control system," the commander-in-chief said.
"As part of the modernization, it is planned to expand the types of missile and torpedo weapons used, reduce the acoustic visibility of the ship, improve the habitability conditions for the crew, and improve the operational reliability of the submarine. Completion of repair and modernization works will be carried out afloat at the wall of the enterprise's completion embankment, " Evmenov said.
According to him, "Leopard" became the first third-generation submarine, a deep modernization of which is carried out on the "Asterisk". Evmenov said that the repair of the submarine is carried out as part of a program to maintain a group of multi-purpose nuclear submarines of the Russian Navy at the required level of combat readiness.
The multi-purpose nuclear submarine "Leopard" of project 971 (JSC SPMBM "malachite") was laid down on the slipway of JSC "Sevmash" in October 1988. The submarine was incorporated into the Navy on December 30, 1992. SPMBM "Malachit", concern "NPO" Aurora", SPO "Arktika", "concern" Granit-Electron", niptb "Onega", "concern" okeanpribor", "OKBM Afrikantov", concern "morinformsystem-Agat" and others took part in the repair of the "Leopard".