PUSSIAN Ministry of Defence decided to serial construction of non-nuclear submarines of Project 677 ("Harmony"), they are included in the state defense order, said Wednesday the general director of "Rosoboronexport" Anatoly Isaykin.
"To date, the decision about the serial construction of these submarines by the Ministry of Defence of Russia is taken. Funding for construction is planned in state defense order and trial operation of submarines being conducted in accordance with a program that succeeds, "- said Isaykin, transfers
He noted that the boat has more than 130 samples of the newest electronic and ship equipment. "All the characteristics defined terms of reference of the Navy, during state testing largely confirmed, with the exception of full submerged speed," — said the head of Rosoboronexport.
According to him, the serial submarine upgraded engines will be installed that will provide the necessary power. "Currently, the submarine of Project 677 is the main base of the Baltic Fleet, and is preparing to move to the Northern Fleet for the completion of trial operation," — concluded Isaykin.
According to the newspaper LOOK, in the spring of last year, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, then held the post of the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, said
In August it was announced that the construction of 677 series diesel submarines of the "Harmony" in 2013
This was agreed to Ministry of Defense, the Navy and the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Currently, the "Admiralty Shipyards" laid two submarines of this project, which was planned to equip VNEU. Later, General Director of "Admiralty Shipyards" Alexander Buzakov reported that VNEU can only be installed on one of the boats. Develop installation specialists CCB "Ruby."
Series of Russian diesel-electric submarines of Project 677 is designed chief designer Yuri Kormilitsin. Feature of the series is a combination of small size and low noise level with a powerful torpedoes and torpedo-missile weapons.
Boats are designed to destroy submarines, surface ships and enemy ships, protection of naval bases, sea, and the sea lines of communication, reconnaissance. Series 877 is a development of the project "Halibut". The ship’s tonnage of 1,765 tons, a maximum depth — 350 m, speed — 21 knots, the crew — 36 people, autonomy — 45 days, armed with torpedoes and rocket-torpedoes, air defense systems "Igla-1M".