Admiralty Shipyards, a subsidiary of United Shipbuilding Corporation, has launched project 636.3 "Magadan" diesel-electric submarine for the Pacific Fleet. The launching ceremony took place on 26 March in Saint Petersburg.
The series of Project 636.3 underwater combatants for the Pacific Fleet comprises three ships, namely, ‘Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy’ (the submarine was handed over to the Navy on 25 November 2019), ‘Volkhov’ (the ship was delivered to the Pacific Fleet on 24 October 2020), and ‘Magadan’.
‘Magadan’ is the third Project 636.3 submarine being constructed by the Admiralty Shipyard for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. The ship was laid down on 1 November 2019; the naval platform is planned to be delivered to the customer before the end of this year.
The contract for six Project 636.3 submarines for the Pacific Fleet was signed in September 2016. The armament suite, control system, radar, and sonar of the ships were upgraded.
Submarines of the modified 636 project have higher combat effectiveness, compared to previous projects. The world priority of ships of this class in the field of non-nuclear submarine shipbuilding is provided by:
- the optimal combination of acoustic stealth and target detection range;
- the latest inertial navigation system;
- a modern automated information control system;
- and powerful high-speed torpedo-missile weapons.
Admiralty Shipyards had built in just six years, from August 2010 to November 2016, a series of submarines of this project for the Black Sea Fleet. Since 2014, the company has handed over two ships to the Russian Navy annually.
Tactical and technical characteristics of submarines of project 636:
- Autonomous navigation- 45 days;
- maximum depth of immersion - 300 m;
- diving depth at economical speed - 400 miles;
- cruising range in RDP mode with enhanced fuel reserve at a speed of 7 knots - 7,500 miles;
- surface displacement - 2,350 m³;
- number of torpedo tubes - 6;
- Submerged speed - 18 knots;
- Crew - 52 people