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Algeria unveils new ‘Kilo’-class submarines

10 January 2019
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The two new Project 636 ‘Kilo’-class submarines pictured at the Mers el-Kébir naval base. (Algerian Ministry of National Defence)The two new Project 636 ‘Kilo’-class submarines pictured at the Mers el-Kébir naval base. (Algerian Ministry of National Defence)Algeria has commissioned two new submarines, the Ministry of National Defence announced on 9 January.

The commissioning took place during a visit by Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaïd Salah to the Mers el-Kébir naval base. The submarines are called Ouarsenis (031) and Hoggar (032).

The Russian media reported in February 2014 that Algeria had ordered two new Project 636M ‘Kilo’-class boats from Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg.

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