TASS Russian news agency
“The Magadan submarine was laid in November 2019. Two years have passed and we hoist the Navy flag on it. It is a good pace and the shipyard will keep it in the construction of the whole series for the Pacific fleet,”
Admiralty Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov
Acting Chief of the Russian Navy Main Staff, Rear-Admiral Mikhail Neupokoev said:
“For many years, the Russian Navy has been steadily building up its forces, and enhancing its combat capabilities of groups of troops and forces. Today, the Russian Navy is being replenished. We welcome the cutting-edge warship – the Magadan submarine – into our fleet. This is the third submarine, built at the JSC Admiralty Shipyards for the Pacific Fleet,”
The Magadan is the third submarine of the series for the Pacific fleet. It was floated on March 26, 2021 in a high state of readiness (91 percent). Mooring trials began in April followed by factory running trials that began in late June and ended in early August. Acceptance trials were held the same month. The acceptance act was signed on October 5.
The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky first submarine of the series was handed over to the Pacific fleet on November 25, 2019. The Volkhov second submarine followed on October 24, 2020. Both submarines and the Gremyashchy corvette are sailing from the Baltic Sea to the home port of call in the Far East.
The Ufa fourth submarine has to be floated in late 2021. The light hull is being created, pipelines and electric cables laid, and acoustic coating installed.
In August 2021, the Admiralty Shipyard laid the Mozhaisk and the Yakutsk diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3. Painting, insulation, and electric work is being done in October. Hydraulic tests of the bow unit are scheduled in the end of the year. The Yakutsk sub also has its hull built.
The Pacific fleet has to receive the whole series of six submarines by 2024. The contract for their construction was signed by the Defense Ministry and the Admiralty Shipyard in September 2016. The Rubin Design Bureau upgraded torpedo and missile arms, the information command system, radar and sonar. General systems were modernized to decrease the signature of the submarine and improve living conditions.
From August 2010 to November 2016, the Admiralty Shipyard built six submarines of project 636.3 for the Black Sea fleet. Export contracts helped the shipyard streamline batch production of project 636.3. The Novorossiysk lead submarine was laid in August 2010 and joined the Navy in September 2014, i.e. the construction took 49 months. The construction of subsequent subs accelerated. The Rostov-on-Don was built in 37 months, the Stary Oskol in 35 months, the Krasnodar in 21 months, the Veliky Novgorod in 24 months, the Kolpino in 25 months.
The construction of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for the Pacific fleet took 28 months. The Volkhov was built in 40 months. It took the shipyard 23 months to build the Magadan. The Ufa has to follow in 2022 and the Mozhaisk and the Yakutsk final subs of the series are to become operational in 2023-2024.