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Second Project 677 Lada-class submarine launches

23 September 2018

The Russian Navy’s second Project 677 Lada-class submarine diesel-electric attack submarine, Kronshtadt , was launched in a ceremony at Admiralty Shipyards on 20 September.

Russian Project 677 Lada-class submarine Kronshtadt prepares to enter the water on 20 September. (Oleg Kuleshov)Russian Project 677 Lada-class submarine Kronshtadt prepares to enter the water on 20 September. (Oleg Kuleshov)

Kronshtadt and third boat Velikiye Luki (ex- Sevastopol ) were laid down in 2005 and 2006 respectively, but construction was suspended in 2011 due to design challenges. Work on Kronshtadt resumed in 2013, followed by Velikiye Luki in 2015.

Under current planning Kronshtadt is expected to be handed over to the Russian Navy in 2019, with Velikiye Luki following in 2021.

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