Russia has launched a new submarine in St Petersburg – the first in a series of six to be delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet over the next two years.
The diesel-electric submarine Novorossiysk is the latest example of non-atomic technology. It is well armed and hard to detect when submerged.
A new submarine was launched by Russia last week, the BBC reports.
The submarine, named Novorossiysk, was launched at Admiralty Shipyard, located in Saint Petersburg.
Construction of the submarine started at Admiralty Shipyard in August 2010, followed by the Rostov-on-Don sub in November 2011 and the Stary Oskol in August 2012, according to the RIA Novosti.
Novorossisyk (Varshavyanka-class submarine) is an improved version of the Kilo-class submarines.
The submarine embodies the latest example of non-atomic technology.
Armed with 18 torpedoes and eight surface-to-air missiles, Novorossisyk’s main missions will be anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations.
It will be able to endure a month and a half without the need to refuel.
The submarine will become the first of six diesel-electric stealth subs to be delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet in the next two years.
Naval Today Staff, December 04, 2013; Image: admship