MOSCOW, July 27 (RIA Novosti)
Russia will resume series production of non-nuclear Project 677 Lada-class submarines, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Friday.
Construction of two Lada-class subs, the Sevastopol and the Kronshtadt, was frozen because of the project’s purported inefficiency.
Chirkov said the technical project has been adjusted and construction of the two subs will resume shortly.
The "fourth generation" diesel-electric submarine features quieter, new combat systems and air-independent propulsion.
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- shanksinhaWill we Wont we?12:22, 28/07/2012A rather quick turnaround by Chirkov on this issue. Only 6 months back he was shooting down Project 677 Lada as a dismal failure and its virtual abandonment by Russian Navy. Indeed, the Navy has laid down several new Project Project 636 Varshavyanka boats for black sea fleet instead. It now seems that the problem with the Lada were not insurmountable after all. The very audible dissatisfaction aired before however may have already done their damage however, by seriously damaging the export prospects of the new submarine. Its chances in the big Indian tender now seem slim thanks to the thoughtless verbal diarrhea by Chirkov earlier.
- SirkoWell...!!!09:24, 29/07/2012If it truly was verbal diarrhea and you understand it to be so, then I am pretty sure the Indian government knows that also.
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