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New Kilo-class submarine begins sea trials

20 August 2019

Russia’s latest Project 636.3 Varshavyanka (Improved Kilo-class) conventionally powered submarine (SSK) has begun shipbuilder’s trials in the Baltic Sea, ahead of its delivery to the country’s Pacific Fleet.

The sailing of the SSK, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky , from the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg was announced by the Russian Navy on 16 August.

“During the shipbuilders’ sea trials, some of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ’s shipboard systems will be checked, including communications and hydro-acoustics,” Navy spokesperson Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo was reported as saying by the Russian state news agency TASS.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the sixth Project 636.3 class submarine to be built and the first to be assigned to the Pacific Fleet.

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