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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Russian Black Sea Fleet Plans to Receive Two New Subs by End of 2015

Pjoject 636 Varshavyanka (improved Kilo) class SSKRussia's Black Sea Fleet will receive two new Varshavianka-class submarines by the end of 2015, with another four on the way to modernize the grouping.

The first two Varshavianka-class (Improved Kilo) diesel-electric submarines may enter permanent service in the Black Sea Fleet as soon as the end of 2015, the commander of Russia's Navy Viktor Chirkov said on Saturday. The submarines are currently undergoing deep-sea trials in the Arctic.

A total of six Varshavianka-class submarines are planned for the Black Sea Fleet. The second batch of two submarines is currently undergoing trials at the shipyard in Saint Petersbutg. The final two submarines were laid down in October 2014.

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