18 September 2014
HQ-186 Khanh Hoa is the 5th Kilo Submarines of the Vietnamese navy (photo : topwar)
According to information from Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg, Russia), the process of assembling the cavity of the 5th Kilo submarines named Khanh Hoa HQ-86 has been completed.
Accordingly, on 24/7 the past, representing Vietnam Ministry of Defense has signed a financial payment for the closing stages 3 Kilo submarines 5th of Vietnam at Admiralty Shipyards.
According to sources from the factory, this signing also means the complete assembly of the 5th compartment (HQ-186 named Khanh Hoa). The completion of this assembly takes place at an earlier date.
The submarine 6th and final (HQ-187 Ba Ria - Vung Tau) was transferred to the 12 workshops, planning is expected to assemble on May 12/2014. This one was a groundbreaking ceremony last month 5/2014.
Mr. Alexander Buzakov, CEO of Admiralty said that the closure of export Varshavyanka 636.1 submarine (Kilo, according to NATO classification) for Vietnam is on schedule with the schedule.
Mr. Alexander Buzakov answer Itar-Tass news agency said 21/8 days, Kilo submarines fourth Vietnam Navy began testing the Baltic Sea to the factory level.
"The sea-level tests on plants for submarines, diesel-electric export fourth play scheme 636.1 Varshavyanka Vietnam Navy began today in the Baltic Sea," the source was quoted Alexander Buzakov said.
"Today, the ship Baltic sea to begin sea trials on the plant level. On the third vessel of this series continues the training of the crew of the order, "the source adds.
Earlier, Interfax news agency an unnamed source in the Russian shipbuilding industry also said that, Kilo submarines third Navy Vietnam will be delivered in late 2014.
"Currently, the ship is entering the third phase of the trial and the submarine's crew operated the ship sailors Vietnam ... has successfully completed trials of phase one and two," the source Interfax news said. As planned, in November this year, Tuesday Kilo submarines will be delivered to the Navy in Vietnam.
The contract provides for Vietnam six diesel-electric submarines under the scheme 636 was signed in 2009 during a visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnam.
In addition to building six submarines, the contract also includes the training of submarine crew operating in Vietnam as well as the provision of equipment and technical skills required.