Russia to transfer another submarine with cruise missiles to Black Sea Fleet

The project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine “Krasnodar” will be transferred from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet, where it is expected to arrive in June. This was announced by Vyacheslav Trukhachev, spokesperson for the Black Sea Fleet.

“The submarine Krasnodar, built for the Black Sea Fleet, is currently moving from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet. It is being accompanied by the tug boat Viktor Konetsky of the Baltic Fleet. Its arrival at the place where it will be stationed is tentatively expected in June,” Trukhachev said.

The Krasnodar is the fourth such submarine of project 636.3. Three submarines of this type - Novorossisk, Rostov-na-Donu and Stary Oskol are already part of the Black Sea Fleet. Last year the Russian Navy acquired a fifth and sixth submarine, Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino, which have not yet been transferred to the Black Sea. There are plans to construct another six such submarines for the Pacific Fleet.

The submarines of project 636.3, also known as Varshavyanka submarines, were developed by CKB Rubin. They have a speed of up to 20 knots, autonomous navigation capacity of 45 days, and a crew of more than 50. The submarines’ surface displacement is above 2 000 tons, and the submerged displacement reaches nearly 4 000 tons. Varshavyanka submarines are equipped with Kalibr cruise missile systems.

  Russia, Black Sea Fleet, submarines, cruise missiles

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