MOSCOW, February 13 — RIA Novosti. New non-nuclear submarine «Amur-1650» caused quite highest enthusiasm from foreign customers; three countries have braked on Russian project, said to RIA Novosti on Wednesday CEO of «Rosoboronexport» Anatoly Isaykin.
«The enthusiasm of foreign customers to the submarine» Amur-1650 » quite high. Of the 9 states with plans to upgrade or create submarine forces, which were proposed by Russian projects, three have braked on the project «Amur-1650», «- said Isaykin.
He presented that work to create airindependent power plant (VNEU) for submarine that successfully go to CDB ME «Rubin» will enhance customer enthusiasm for this project.
Submarine «Amur-1650» VNEU together with submarines «Scorpio» (France), Type-214 (Germany), S-80 (Spain) participates Indian tender Project 75 (I) for the purchase of six submarines for the Navy’s total public cost of 11.8 billion dollars. The contest was announced in September 2011. On completion of this tender and the results have not yet been reported.
Middle of December 2011 the press service of «Rosoboronexport» said that the St. Petersburg Central Design Bureau «Rubin», which is the designer of «Amur-1650», India presented a draft of the ship, under the revised requirements.
Russian analogue of «Amur-1650» — Non-nuclear boat Project 677 «Lada». In 2010, the lead ship of the project — a submarine «Saint Petersburg» — Joined the Navy of the Russian Federation.