Russia to Deliver First Kilo Class Sub to Vietnam in 2013

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Russia to Deliver First Kilo Class Sub to Vietnam in 2013


March 29 (RIA Novosti) – The first of six Varshavyanka class (Project 636M) diesel-electric submarines will be delivered to Vietnam in 2013 as scheduled, the submarine designer said on Friday.




The Varshavyanka class is an improved version of the Kilo class submarines, featuring advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets.

"The first vessel is undergoing sea trials. It will be delivered to Vietnam this year," Rubin design bureau general director Igor Vilnit told reporters at the LIMA-2013 arms show in Malaysia.

Vietnam ordered a fleet of six Russian-made submarines in 2009 in a step seen as an effort to counterbalance China's expanding maritime influence in the region. The contract, which also stipulates the training of Vietnamese submarine crews in Russia, is reportedly worth $2 billion.

Vilnit says construction on the craft is going according to the schedule specified in the contract.

The submarines are being built at the Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard in St. Petersburg. All six boats are due for delivery by 2016.

The Project 636 class boats displace 3,100 tons, reach speeds of 20 knots, can dive to 300 meters and carry crews of 52 people.

The submarines, which feature 533-milimeter torpedo tubes and are armed with torpedos, mines, and Kalibr 3M54 (NATO SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles, are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine missions in relatively shallow waters.

Russia to Deliver First Kilo Class Sub to Vietnam in 2013 | Defense | RIA Novosti
 

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Since when was Vietnam in the Indian subcontinent?
 

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Vietnam to Get Russian 'Black Hole' Sub Next Month


Vietnam will next month take delivery of a Russian submarine dubbed "a black hole in the ocean" by the US Navy for its undetectability when submerged, a military industry source told RIA Novosti on Monday.


Vietnam ordered a fleet of six Varshavyanka class diesel-electric submarines in 2009 in what has been seen as an effort to counterbalance China's expanding maritime influence.

The contract, which also includes training for Vietnamese submarine crews in Russia, is reportedly worth $2 billion.

Project 636M submarines have very low noise emission and can hit targets at long distances without being detected by the enemy's anti-submarine systems.

All total of six boats are being built for Vietnam at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. They are due for delivery by 2016.

The vessels displace 3,100 tons, reach speeds of 20 knots, can dive to 300 meters and carry crews of 52 people.

The submarines feature 533-mm torpedo tubes and are armed with torpedoes, mines and Kalibr 3M54 (NATO SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles. They are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine missions in relatively shallow waters.

Vietnam to Get Russian 'Black Hole' Sub Next Month | Defense | RIA Novosti
 

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The SCS is getting to become dangerous.

One wonders what is the reaction from China.

The Russians are back influencing China backyard as before!
 

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Since when was Vietnam in the Indian subcontinent?
Since where was that issue raised?

Spooked without cause by the news of one small submarine in your backyard?
 

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Since where was that issue raised?

Spooked without cause by the news of one small submarine in your backyard?
This topic is in the "Subcontinent" section of the forum.
 

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PHOTO of 3rd Vietnamese Improved Kilo Class Submarine HQ-184 «Hai Phong» delivered to Cam Ranh Bay with «Rolldock Star»










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The SCS is getting to become dangerous.

One wonders what is the reaction from China.

The Russians are back influencing China backyard as before!
Sizzler cruise missile is a nice addition.
 

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