Seventh Improved Kilo-class submarine has been launched
- March 28, 2019
Admiralty Shipyards, a Russian shipbuilder, has launched Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky submarine was laid down in July 2017. Under the contract, it is to be delivered to the customer before the end of this year.
Improved Kilo-class submarines are armed with 18 torpedoes and eight surface-to-air missiles. The vessels can accommodate a crew of 52 submariners and can stay at sea for 45 days.
They displace 4,000 tonnes when submerged and reach speeds of “over 17 knots”, according the Russian Navy. The submarines are also equipped with Kalibr-cruise missiles which are fitted on Russian nuclear-powered Oscar-class submarines.