Russia to resume building diesel submarines

July 27th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will resume production of non-nuclear Lada-class submarines, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said 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.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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