Fourth submarine for Vietnamese Navy named HQ-185 Khanh Hoa (photo : Itar Tass)
SAINT-PETERSBURG / ITAR-TASS /. Factory test runs fourth export diesel-electric submarine project 636.1 ("Varshavyanka") for the Vietnamese Navy began on Thursday in the Baltic Sea, ITAR-TASS reported a source in the military-industrial complex.
"Today, the ship came to the factory to the Baltic sea trials (ZHI). At the third ship crew training series continues to customer country," - said the agency interlocutor. He did not specify the duration of the fourth test of the submarine.
In mid-March of this year signed an act of acceptance of the third in the series of the submarine, which until the end of the year will be immersed in the lighter (specialized vessel for the transport of goods) and shipped to the customer. The first two submarines have already joined the Navy in Vietnam. The fifth boat and built a series of lies, and the sixth will be laid this year.
Contract for six submarines was signed with Vietnam in 2009. The agreement was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to Russia. Multipurpose diesel-electric submarine project 636.1 belong to the third generation that are designed by experts CDB Marine Engineering "Rubin" / St. Petersburg /. They are considered one of the quietest in the world, have a submerged speed of 20 knots and a working depth of the dive - about 240 meters.