TASS Russian news agency
“The ship is set to conduct its berth, factory, and state trials. The company is ready to build new submarines,”
Director General of Admiralty Shipyards Alexander Buzakov.
‘Magadan’ is the third Project 636.3 submarine being constructed by the Admiralty Shipyard for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down on November 1, 2019; the naval platform is planned to be delivered to the customer before the end of 2021.
The series of Project 636.3 underwater combatants for the Pacific Fleet comprises three ships, namely, ‘Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy’ (the submarine was handed over to the Navy on November 25, 2019), ‘Volkhov’ (the ship was delivered to the Pacific Fleet on October 24, 2020), and ‘Magadan’. The launch of the fourth naval platform of the class for the Pacific fleet, ‘Ufa’, is scheduled for late 2021. In 2021, the Admiralty Shipyard will lay the fifth and sixth Improved Kilos for the formation — ‘Mozhaysk’ and ‘Yakutsk’. All the six Project 636.3 submarines are set to be delivered to the Pacific Fleet through 2024.
The contract for six Project 636.3 submarines for the Pacific Fleet was signed in September 2016. The armament suite, control system, radar, and sonar of the ships were upgraded.