Our homeland and Italy have resumed joint development with the aim to promote the market of third countries small diesel submarine S-1000. Earlier this development, according to the deputy director general for foreign trade and military-technical cooperation CKB «Rubin» Andrey Baranov was frozen.
Work on the project was launched in the midst of 2000. the commander in chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Masorin, when the Commander in Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky this project froze. Currently this project is revived, told RIA Novosti.
The project CKB «Rubin» long and productive working with the Italian company Fincantieri. Currently, formed a technical proposal, which has allowed to offer small-sized and modern small displacement boat. This project, believe experts at entertaining for states with no experience operating submarines, but seeking to create its own submarine fleet, Baranov explained.
Non-nuclear submarines S-1000 is designed for operation in tropical criteria island zone and in shallow water. Basic submarine project was implemented with the introduction of serial Italian, Russian and Euro hardware, consisting of missing weapons and missile weapon airindependent installation.
Contract for development of S-1000 between «Rosoboronexport» and the Ministry of Defense of Italy was signed in 2004 Displacement boats submerged achieves about 1,100 tons, length — 56.2 m, depth — above 250 m, maximum speed — more 14 knots, crew — 16 people and 6 special units.