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Russian Pacific Fleet to receive new 636.3-project diesel-electric submarines in 2019

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The Volkhov and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 636.3-project diesel-electric submarines will be introduced in the Pacific Fleet in 2019.

The third-generation submarines are fitted with a complex of modern high-precision missile armament. These submarines exceed their 636-project predecessors in many characteristics.

The Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) is an improved version of Kilo-class submarines that features advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and the ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets.


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Russia currently has five Project 636.3 vessels commissioned into service with the Black Sea Fleet. While in the eastern Mediterranean Rostov-Na-Donu notably fired 3M14 Kalibr land attack cruise missiles at targets in Syria.

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