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.
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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