New Russian Attack Sub Enters Sea Trials

The first improved Project 636.3 Kilo-class (aka Vashavyanka-class) diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, destined for service in Russia's Pacific Fleet, has reportedly entered state trials earlier this month, according to a source in the Russian defense industry.

“The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will today sail to the Gulf of Finland for the first stage of state trials,” the source was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on October 2. The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has not officially confirmed the information.

The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was officially launched on March 28 of this year.

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