Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Russian Navy to Drop Lada Clas Submarines (Project 677)

The Russian Navy has decided against construction of Lada class submarines (Project 677) and will instead modernize its existing boats, Navy Commander-in-Chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said. The design of the diesel-electric Lada class was completed at the end of the 1990s, but none of the planned boats have entered service, although the lead ship in the class, the Saint Petersburg, is undergoing trials with the Baltic Fleet, Vysotsky said.Vysotsky also said the first the non-nuclear Russian submarine with anaerobic propulsion may begin trials in 2014.

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