New combat submarine joined the Russian Pacific Fleet

The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the new combat submarine will enter the country’s Navy on November 16.

On this occasion, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Nikolai Evminov said: “On Wednesday, November 16, the submarine of the Varshavyanka project will enter the service of the Pacific Fleet as part of the Russian army.”

He added: “The acceptance of the submarine into the troops will take place during an official ceremony that will take place at the Admiralty shipyards of Russia in the presence of a number of military figures. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Evtyukhov. , and the General Director of the Admiralty Shipyards Alexander Pozakov will also take part in this event.

And Ufa is the fourth Varshavyanka-class submarine developed by Russia as part of Project 636 in the interests of the Pacific Fleet in its army, and work on the development of this submarine began in 2019, and is currently under the aforementioned project, such like the submarines “Mogaisk” and “Yakutsk”.

Submarines “Varshavyanka” are distinguished by their great ability to hide from enemy radars, which is why they were nicknamed “black hole” submarines. Each submarine is 73 meters long, 10 meters wide, and has a displacement of 3950 tons. will be able to move at a speed of 20 knots and cover distances up to 7,500 km from launch bases, and will also be armed with Russian Kalibr missile systems and 533-mm torpedoes.

Source: Weapons of Russia