|Status:||In Service/On Order|
|Cost:||$200 million each|
|Acquired:||First two: 2010 (Deal signed in 2006)|
|Second two: Ordered February 2014; to be delivered by 2018|
|Country of origin:||Russia|
|Manufacturer:||Designed by Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau (St. Petersburg) Constructed at Admiralty Shipyard (St. Petersburg)|
|Displacement:||Submerged: 3,076 tons|
|Surfaced: 2,350 tons|
|Propulsion:||2 x 4DL-42M Diesel Generators|
|1 x PG-141M Electric Motor|
|1 x PG-142 Electric Motor|
|Max Speed:||20 knots|
|Length:||242.1 ft (73.8 m)|
|Beam:||32.5 ft (9.9 m)|
|Draft:||21.7 ft (6.6 m)|
|Dive Depth||984.3 ft (300 m )|
|Hull Material:||Outer hull covered with sound damping tiles|
|Armament:||6 x 533mm torpedo tubes|
|8 x missiles|
|Missiles||8 x SA-N-8 Gremlin (Strela-3)|
|8 x SA-N-10 Gimlet (Igla)|
|SS-N-27 Sizzler (Novator Club-S)|
|Torpedos||18 x VA-111 Torpedos|
|Mines||24 x AM-1 Mines|
|Sonar/Sensors:||MGK-400EM Shark Teeth (Rubikon) Active/Passive Digital Sonar|
|MRK-50E Snoop Tray-2 General Purpose Detection Radar|
|Countermeasures/Defenses:||Electronic Support Measures (ESM)|
|Radar Warning Receiver|
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Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards will begin work on Algeria’s two new Project 636 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines this year and deliver them by 2018, according to the Interfax-AVN news agency, who reported a shipbuilding industry source as saying on 12 January. Admiralty Shipyards director-general Alexandre Bouzakov confirmed in June 2014 that the company had a contract to […]
Algeria has signed a contract covering the delivery of two Project 636 Varshavyanka (‘Kilo’)-class diesel-electric submarines that will be built at Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg, Russia. “The date of the start of construction of two submarines to the foreign customer has been fixed, the contract is under way,” Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency quoted Admiralty […]
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