13 September 2016
HQ-187 Ba Ria - Vung Tau, the sixth Vietnamese Navy submarine (photos : Kienthuc)
According to Russia's LiveJournal blog, submarine 187 Ba Ria - Vung Tau the sixth Kilo 636.1 class submarines of Vietnam, made by Admiralty Shipyard at St. Petersburg start sails. Boats start production 28.5.2014, and 28.9.2015 slipways. From day 12/19/2015 boat strat cruising the first test to Kaliningrad. Trip vessel completed initial sea trials from 17 - 20.02.2016. On 25.3, submarines Ba Ria - Vung Tau has to come from the military port of Svetlyy Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Recently, on 17.8 photos post from Airbase Russian forum, submarine Ba Ria - Vung Tau posted to dock at the Admiralty Plant.
So this is the sea trials of the submarine Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Under the plan, the ship will be handed over to Vietnam in the end of 2016.
So far Russia has delivered 5 Kilo submarines for Vietnam, including Hanoi 182 (end of 2013), 183 Ho Chi Minh City (home 03.19.2014), 184 Haiphong (28/01/2015), Khanh Hoa 185 (30.06.2015), and Da Nang 186 submarines (of water 02.02.2016).
Unified Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Russia's RIA news agency dated 10.2 for the handover knew 6th submarines for Vietnam customers will take place around May 11 - 12.2016, and in January 1.2017 this submarine arrived in Cam Ranh.
Varsavyanka 3rd generation Kilo 636 submarines, with 3,950 tons displacement, 20 knots when submerged speed (37 km / h), deep diving 240-300 m, 52 person crew. The ship is equipped with weapons including 6 torpedo tubes 533 mm type, sea mines, cruise missile systems Klub-S (Kalibr, a range up to 300 km) can attack both land and sea targets instant.
Kilo submarines have a range of 45 continuous days at sea. NATO calls it the "black hole in the ocean" by features run very smoothly, and to detect enemy ships at a distance 4 times compared with a detection range of the enemy.
636.1 class submarine is the export version of the class 636.3 is service for the Russian Navy.