At JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» (is incorporated in United Shipbuilding Corporation) took place a keel laying ceremony of two big diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 «Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky» and «Volkhov» for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation. In the solemn event participated Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov, the head of shipbuilding department of Major command of Russian Navy rear admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, the governor of Leningrad district Alexander Drozdenko, the general director of JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» Аlexander Buzakov.
– Today we have a double holiday, we are laying down simultaneously two submarines, – underlined general director of JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» Alexander Buzakov. – Our shipyard always followed own traditions, one of which to give labor presents for remarkable days. The laying down of two new submarines for the Pacific Fleet became a worthy labor present for our public professional holiday – Day of Russian Navy !
The major step upon the path of military buildup of Russia named the laying down of two new submarines deputy minister of defense of Russia Yuri Borisov: «JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» is a stable supplier of military equipment for the Russian Navy. Over the last years in the shortest possible period the enterprise built six submarines for the Black Sea Fleet. Thanks to the shipyard we strengthened this region, introducing the stability and showing to everyone that the region is secured. Nowdays the empoyees are given the task to strengthen our eastern borders – the Pacific Fleet. And I am sure that the personnel will maintain the high standard and keep building of the submarines consistently, rhythmically and with a high quality!»
The contract for construction of the series of six submarines of project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet of Russia between Ministry of Defense of RF and JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» was signed in September of 2016 within the scope of International military-technical exhibition “Army-2016”. Under the terms of the contract the first submarine shall be delivered in 2019 году, it is planned that the construction of total series shall be completed in 2022.
The submarines of upgraded 636 project have increased combat effectiveness (in comparison with previous projects). The global priority of the submarines of this class in sphere of conventional submarine construction is provided by: optimum combination of acoustic discretion and acoustic range; up-to-date inertial navigator; modern total ship computing environment; powerful quick-reaction torpedo-missile armament.
In 2016 JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» completed construction of the series consisting of six submarines of project 636.3 for the Black Sea Fleet of Russia. The construction of the series became a significant event in implementation of the long-term plan of Russian Ministry of Defense for combat readiness recovery of the Black Sea Fleet and the updating program of diesel-electric submarines for the Russian naval fleet.
JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» is an obvious leader in construction of the submarines of such class and since 1983 the enterprise delvers them for export with a great success. JSC «Admiralty Shipyards» started serial production of submarines in 1932, during that period the enterprise built over 400 submarines and deep-sea submersibles of various projects.