Admiralty Shipyard press release – Translated by Naval News
JSC “Admiralty Shipyards” (a part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Lada-class submarine “Velikie Luki” of Project 677 on December 23, 2022.
During the event, Alexander Buzakov, General Director of JSC Admiralty Shipyards, stated that Project 677 is the future not only for the company but for the Russian Navy.
“Velikie Luki is a fourth-generation submarine that differs from the Project 636 vessels mainly in terms of automation. These boats are single-hulled, they are more maneuverable and compact. Our goal today is to fulfill the tasks set by the Russian Navy so that the Project 677 series submarines can be put into service on time.”
Alexander Buzakov, General Director of JSC Admiralty Shipyards
Aleksey Rakhmanov, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC noted that the launch of the Velikie Luki submarine is a significant event for shipbuilding.
“It symbolizes the end of a certain major stage and, of course, promises us many successful final steps in the construction of the vessel and its handover to the Navy,” the head of the company said.
The Velikiye Luki submarine was laid down at JSC Admiralty Shipyards in March 2015. The company is building the vessel in accordance with an adapted project based on the results of the trial operation of the St. Petersburg submarine, the lead boat of the class. The technical control systems, the electric propulsion system, and the navigation system were modernized on the first submarine.
The company also continues the construction of two more submarines of the project – “Vologda” and “Yaroslavl“. They were laid down in pairs in June 2022. The state contract for their construction was concluded between JSC Admiralty Shipyards and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in June 2019 during the Army-2019 forum.
Project 677 Lada-class submarines belong to the fourth generation of non-nuclear submarines and are now considered the most modern and promising indigenous non-nuclear submarines, both in terms of combat power and other performance characteristics. JSC “Admiralty Shipyards” is the only shipbuilding facility of this class.
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